Yesterday morning, two Arab terrorists armed with knives, axes and guns walked into a Jerusalem synagogue and murdered four rabbis in the midst of morning prayer services. The four victims, Rabbis Moshe Twersky, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Kalman Ze’ev Levine and Aryeh Kupinsky, were pillars of their community, leaving their families and neighbors reeling from shock.
Avi Nefoussi, a volunteer medic who lives a few blocks from the synagogue, arrived during the shooting. He told The International New York Times that he helped evacuate some of the wounded. “Then, unfortunately, we saw some bodies lying on the floor,” he said. He came across Kupinsky, whom he “knew personally, very well.” Kupinsky’s prayer shawl was still wrapped around his shoulders, as it is during daily prayer, and sometimes at burial. Nefoussi took his friend’s prayer shawl and covered the fallen man’s body before leaving.