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Jerusalem Father of 13 Drowns in Mikveh

[COMMUNICTED] The Mekor Baruch community was shaken on Monday to learn of the passing of beloved family of 13 Rav Moshe Ze’ev Dror zt”l.

Rabbi Dror was immersing in the mikveh, when he lost consciousness. He was found some time after. Emergency responders made multiple rigorous attempts to revive him.

During that time, Mrs. Dror and a daughter were seen contacting family and friends, begging them to pray for his recovery. Their efforts, however, did not save his life.

The Dror’s son had planned to celebrate his bar mitzvah this Thursday. The event has been pushed off until after the shiva. Another child is engaged to be married next month. The events were always destined to be modest. However after Rabbi Dror’s untimely passing, it is unclear how they will obtain the means to have even a simple celebration.

“She has 13 children and, literally, an empty refrigerator,” says a friend of the family. “Her children have holes in their shoes and she considers it “mon from shamayim” when her neighbor tells her of the bakery that left out yesterday’s stale bread by the street side,”

Mrs. Dror has been known to accept challenges with a smile. This, however, is more than she can be expected to bear.

Funds are being collected for the Dror family via an emergency fund. As the fund page says, “at least [they] can have some food on the table, while [they] take this time to heal.” 

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