Sunday, April 13, 2008

Boruch Dayan Emes: Rabbi Jacob Rubenstien

I was horrified to read the tragic story involving the passing of Rabbi Jacob Rubenstein and his wife Deborah. Rabbi Rubenstein, 58 was the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Scarsdale and he and has wife had been sleeping when a fire spread quickly throughout the house leaving no survivors.The cause of this blaze is still under investigation but it is believed that a lightning strike may have been the cause. Rabbi Rubenstein had served as president of the Rabbinical Council of America from 1997 to 1999 and was also serving as Honorary President. This story should also remind us to practice fire drills and safety with our family members.The Levaya is scheduled for Today: Sunday afternoon at 1:30PM in the Young Israel Of Scarsdale - 1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale NY 10583.


Anonymous said...

We can't assume that he did not have a smoke alarm in place. It might have been too fast for them to react

Jewish Blogmeister said...


True enough, however my point was that many people don't practice fire safety. Perhaps this story would remind us to.