A large crowd was on hand at the levaya for R' Avrohom
and Frida Weiss z"l, who were killed in a tragic car
accident in Jerusalem.
Avrohom Weiss was born in 5681 (1921) in Pressburg to HaRav
Yitzchok Aharon Weiss. He studied at Yeshivas Pressburg,
where he was held fondly by his rebbe, HaRav Akiva Sofer, the
grandson of the Chasam Sofer.
Frida Weiss was born four years later in the Old City of
Jerusalem to HaRav Yitzchok Shpiegelman, a 13th generation
resident of Eretz Yisroel, and her mother, Chaya Tema,
the daughter of HaRav Shmuel Shlomo Eisenstein.
Her father HaRav Shpiegelman was close to the author of
Leshem Shevo Va'achlomoh, the grandfather of Maran
HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv ylct"a, and to HaRav
Shmuel Salant. In her youth she was a regular visitor in the
home of HaRav Yosef Chaim Zonenfeld. Her father was a
prominent member of Beis Medrash Tiferes Bochurim in Meah
Shearim where HaRav Eliashiv gave daily shiurim for
decades until moving to the beis medrash set up near
his home in recent years.
R' Avrohom Weiss moved to Eretz Yisroel 60 years ago
and after marrying, the two moved to the Zichron Moshe
neighborhood. He would rise for tefillas Shacharis
kevosikin every day and would spend all day in Torah
The accident took place at the intersection of Rechov
Yeshayohu and Rechov Dovid Yellin when a bus hit the car
after apparently failing to see it. Hatzoloh Yisroel arrived
at the scene quickly and performed resuscitation as part of
efforts to save their lives. The two were rushed to the
hospital in a Magen David Adom ambulance, but a few hours
later, at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening, the two returned their
souls to Borei Olom.
News of the tragedy caused shock among their family members
and acquaintances. At the levaya, which set out from
Beis Medrash Zichron Moshe, the couple were eulogized by the
rov of the neighborhood, HaRav Aharon Fisher, Mrs. Weiss'
brother, HaRav Tzvi Shpiegelman, and other rabbonim. The
maspidim noted the unusual circumstances of their
petiroh and how the couple were united in life and in
death. R' Avrohom Weiss and his wife, Frida Weiss, are
survived by her two brothers as well as a son and