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November 18, 2014 8:26 pm

Slain Rabbi Mosheh Twersky Among ’36 Hidden Righteous People’, Says Student

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Thousands attended the funeral of Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, a victim of the Jerusalem synagogue attack on Nov. 18. Photo: Srayah Diament, Tazpit News Agency

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, one of the victims killed in the Jerusalem synagogue terror attack on Tuesday morning, was escorted to his final resting place by 3,500 mourners hours later.

“G-d gave us a special soul… if there are 36 hidden righteous people in a generation, we merited to have one right here,” said one of his students.

Twersky was 59 years old and the head of a Kollel (rabbinical study program) in Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Jerusalem. The Yeshiva is primarily for American students who come to study in Israel for a year after high school, though Twersky taught older and advanced students.

Twersky was the grandson of Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchik. His father, Rabbi Yitzchak (Isadore) Twersky, was both a rabbi and a professor in Harvard.

He leaves behind a wife, Miriam, and five children.

See photos from Rabbi Mosheh Twersky’s funeral below.

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky's funeral. Photo: Srayah Diament, Tazpit News Agency.

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky's funeral. Photo: Srayah Diament, Tazpit News Agency.

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky's funeral. Photo: Srayah Diament, Tazpit News Agency.

Mourners at Rabbi Mosheh Twersky's funeral. Photo: Srayah Diament, Tazpit News Agency.

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