One American student of the ill-fated Hebron Yeshivah, which was the scene of the most brutal massacre during the recent outbreak when more than 40 students were killed, including 8 Americans, was ordained by Chief Rabbi, Dr. A. J. Kook.
The student to receive “S’micha” was Zevi Gottesman, who came to the Hebron institution from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Yeshivah in New York. He is the son of Rabbi Abraham Joseph Gottesman of Brooklyn. Zevi Gottesman happened to be away from Hebron on the fatal day of the massacre.
One of the American students who was killed, William Berman, of Philadelphia, was to have been a candidate for ordination.
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