The first (may it be the last) death in Israel due to the novel corona virus, is 88-year-old Aryeh Even, of Jerusalem. Even was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who died in Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Hospital. The family released a statement: “We are sad we weren’t allowed to be at his side in his last moments.”
Rabbi Masud Tubul, 64, died of the corona virus Saturday night. Tubul was a heavyweight in the Chabad movement in France, managing the Beit Hanna and Chaya Mushka institutions of Paris.
May their families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.