Man Hurt in 2014 Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Succumbs to Wounds

Chaim Yechiel Rothman is the sixth fatality of the terror attack at the Har Nof neighborhood.

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Scene of the terror attack in Har Nof synagogue, Jerusalem, November 18, 2014.
Scene of the terror attack in Har Nof synagogue, Jerusalem, November 18, 2014.Credit: Emil Salman

Chaim Yechiel Rothman, who was wounded in the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue in November 2014, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, raising the death toll of the attack to six.

Rothman, who was 52, had been hospitalized since the attack. His funeral was held at 10 P.M. Saturday at Har Menuchot cemetery.

On November 18, 2014, Palestinian attackers burst into the crowded synagogue during morning prayers with meat cleavers and gunfire. It was the deadliest attack in Jerusalem since 2008.

Three Americans, a Briton and one Druze police officer were killed in the attack: Rabbi Moshe Twersky, head of an English-speaking yeshiva, U.S.-born Aryeh Kupinsky, 43, U.K.-born Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, U.S.-born Kalman Zeev Levine, 55, and Zidan Nahad Seif, 30, from Yanuh Jat.

Rothman was born in Canada and immigrated to Israel 30 years ago. He worked in the State Comptroller’s office. He leaves behind 10 children and three grandchildren.

The Toronto Jewish community rallied behind Rothman’s family after the attack, raising more than $100,000 for them earlier this year, JTA reported.

Chaim Yechiel Rottman.Credit: Courtesy

Rothman was seriously injured in the attack, reportedly as he confronted the terrorists.

He was brought to the hospital without a pulse in the wake of the attack, after being hit in the head with a meat cleaver.

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