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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tragedy In L.A.: Tragic Petira Of R’ Dov Landau Z”L

1 pedestrian killed, another critically injured in Larchmont area (KTLA-TV)

LOS ANGELES - A prominent Orthodox Jewish activist was killed and a local rabbi was critically injured when they were struck by a car in the Larchmont area.

The accident happened at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday at North La Brea Avenue and Oakwood Avenue. in front of Bais Yehuda Shul after they left the early Minyan.

80-year-old Dov Landau, a well-known Orthodox Jewish activist from Los Angeles, was killed.

Rabbi Shmuel Jacobs was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

They were hit in front of Bais Yehuda Shul after they left an early morning prayer service.

La Brea was closed between Rosewood and Beverly as police investigated.

Drivers were advised to take Detroit to the west or Sycamore to the east as alternates.
Both men were in a crosswalk when they were hit.

Police say the 27-year old driver stopped and called 911.

He was not arrested.

Investigators say it appears to have been a terrible accident.

The driver and victims were all part of a close knit Jewish Community.

Anyone who may have witnessed this traffic accident is asked to contact WTD Detective Faiza Arain at (213) 473-0222.

Please be Mispallel for Shmuel Choni ben Leah
הקהילה החרדית בלוס אנג'לס שבקליפורניה נתונה בהלם, בשל הטרגדיה שאירעה היום בבוקר (שעון לוס אנג'לס), כאשר בתאונת פגע וברח, נהרג הרב דב לנדאו ז"ל.

נהג מכונית, שנסע במהירות מופרזת ברחוב Oakwood Avenue and La Brea, האזור החרדי בלוס אנג'לס, דרס למוות את הרב דב לנדאו, בן ה-80, אביו של העסקן ר' יונה לנדאו.

אברך, מלמד בתלמוד-תורה 'תורת אמת', שצעד לצידו של לנדאו - נפצע קשה.

השניים צעדו יחדיו, בדרכם חזרה מתפילת שחרית בבית הכנסת.

הציבור מתבקש להתפלל עבור שמואל חוני בן לאה.


  1. Boruch Dayan Emmes…

  2. Baruch Dayan HaEmes Hashem Yerachem!

  3. Please daven for Shmuel Choni Ben Leah
    Lirefuah Shalima Bekorov

  4. התרגום לעברית לא מדוייק! במחיוד בדברים כאלה, צריך לא לפרסם דברים לא אמתיים.

  5. Goes to show what technology does nowdays , and not good to see ANYBODY get in a car accident but escpecially someone who had the right of way and involved with the culture of the area , definetly not the most OBSERVANT or ULTRA time or way of life , no wonder why alot either carpool , bike , or walk