Rav Avrohom Weiss zt"l, and Rav Ze'ev Boruch Teitelbaum
zt"l and Mrs. Teitelbaum o"h, Killed in Car Accident in the
By Tzvi Sofer
Three Williamsburg residents, Rav Avrohom Weiss zt"l,
Rav Ze'ev Boruch Teitelbaum zt"l, and his wife Mrs.
Feige Teitelbaum o"h, were laid to rest on Erev
Shabbos following a frightful car accident Friday
The three were on their way from Williamsburg to a Satmar
vacation camp in the Catskills when a truck crushed the
minivan they were traveling in. At 2:00 p.m. the minivan
crossed the traffic divider on the turnpike near Kiryas Yoel
in Monroe, colliding head-on with an oncoming semitrailer.
Numerous rescue workers arrived at the scene, including
Hatzoloh of Monroe, and the bodies of the victims were
identified within a matter of minutes. Despite the late hour,
the Satmar Chevra Kadisha rushed to organize a levaya
for the three victims and two hours before Shabbos they were
buried in the Kiryas Yoel Cemetery to the sound of bitter
weeping by the family members and local residents.
The driver of the vehicle, Rav Avrohom Weiss a 34-year-old
father of three small girls, was the son of HaRav Osher Zelig
Weiss ylct"a. He worked as a financial advisor and as
part of his work he assisted many Jews and families in need.
Rav Ze'ev Boruch Teitelbaum, 23, was the son of HaRav Shmuel
Teitelbaum ylct"a, and studied at a kollel in
Williamsburg. Two years ago he married Mrs. Feige Teitelbaum,
a 20-year-old teacher and the daughter of HaRav Aharon
Yeshayoh Fish ylct"a.
As a result of the severe accident traffic was backed up for
over 30 miles. Many religious drivers making their way to the
Catskills for Shabbos were held up for hours until the road
was cleared. Members of the chessed organization
Chaverim maneuvered through the stopped traffic on motor
scooters, bringing food and drinks to drivers. Many Satmar
Chassidim from Kiryas Yoel offered to host drivers for
Shabbos as the afternoon hours began to wane.