Wear a Helmet

12 Av, 3 days after Tishah B’Av, is the 46th yahrtzeit of our brother, Dr. Heshy Rosenbaum, z”l. Heshy, a resident in pediatrics, was a very gentle person and super smart. He was the pride of our family, becoming a doctor. He was always careful to be mekadesh Shem Shamayim through his actions and behavior. For many of his non-Jewish classmates in medical school, he was the first Orthodox Jew they knew. He was the first intern/resident to wear a yarmulke in New York Hospital where he did his internship and residency. He did everything according to halachah, asking she’eilos if he had any doubts. He set a wonderful example for the frum medical students who came after him.

On that fateful day, he was riding his bike without a helmet on the way to shul to daven Shacharis, when he was hit by a bus.

A helmet might have saved his life.

We still miss him. Yehi zichro baruch.

In his memory, our family wishes to remind everyone, young and old, please wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or motorcycle! The life you save may be your own.

The Rosenbaum, Scharf & Senter Families