Families hold first funerals for pilgrims crushed to death at Jewish festival

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hold funeral for pilgrim who died in Israel In a race against time, several funerals were held in Israel before sundown Friday for some of the 45 people killed at a stampede at a religious festival. Among them was a memorial for Rabbi Eliezer Mordechai Goldberg, as burials do not take place during the Jewish Sabbath. The festival was attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in… Euronews The New Daily The New Daily @TheNewDailyAU Share Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest Email Families have begun funerals for victims crushed to death at a Jewish festival in Israel as the prime minister described the tragedy as one of the country’s “worst disasters”.

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