American victims of synagogue attack include rabbi from ‘family of princes’

By Michelle Boorstein, Abby Ohlheiser, Sarah Larimer, November 19, 2014

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, scion of two of Orthodox Judaism’s most storied families and a well-known teacher himself, lived a life of Torah and prayers. He died while worshiping Tuesday in a Jerusalem synagogue, wrapped in a prayer shawl and with a black box holding scripture affixed to his forehead, part of the morning ritual of the Orthodox Jew.

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