The Jewish community of Ofakim mourned the tragic loss of Harav Avraham Rubin, z”l, 61, who was killed in a collision on Monday on Route 38, near Beit Shemesh.
“He was a baal chesed in every fiber of his being,” said a friend of Rav Rubin, a central figure in the chareidi community of Ofakim.
Rav Rubin headed a yeshivah for special children in the mornings; the rest of the day he taught in an outreach yeshivah in Talmei Eliyahu.
“The distribution of fruits and vegetables was conducted from his home. He had a giant gemach for beds, chairs and tables, and anytime he would hear that someone had a simchah, he would offer to help out with a smile.”
“We are simply in shock at this tragedy, it’s incomprehensible.”
The levayah was on Monday.