Levaya of Professor Liviu Librescu OBM

Brooklyn, NY — Wednesday, 4 in the afternoon, Professor Liviu Librescu OBM Levaya leaving Shomrei Hachomos in Borough Park to be taken to Israel for burial by his wife who arrived just a few minutes before the processions.

Paying their respects were NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, NYC Councilman Simcha Felder, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and representatives of the Mayor’s office.

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.

More pictures in the Extend Article

Pictures from AP


  • Sydney Mom

    Disgraceful to be shoving microphones into his widow’s face!!!!!

    Prof Librescu made an amazing sacrifice and made a real kiddish Hashem.

    It is wonderful to see so many people in the pictures showing him the respect he earned.

  • very sad

    I think Rabbi Shea Hecht was there, up front.

    Terrible way to die, such Meseiros Nefesh, after such a hard life.

    What a world. Now is the time for Moshiach.

  • fp

    he was a hero in every way but why must we make this a sideshow for people to get on the news show some respect do something lasting that truly honors his memory every day not for a few days of news.

  • CH Resident

    Lets try to see some positive in the excessive media coverage.

    As one (Jewish) radio talk show host said last night, its better that they are talking about a Jew who sacrificed his life to save others than all the negative coverage we usually get as extortioners, frauds, tax cheats, slum landlords etc. For once the media are showing that a Jew can act compassionately and unselfishlessly towards others, even non-Jews.

    I agree that it was in bad taste to push microphones in the face of the late professor’s widow, but on the other hand this selfless Jewish hero is making a kiddish Hashem long after the incident that first made him a hero.

    He has suffered much in his lifetime, may Hashem now reward him with peace in Gan Eden

  • Mendy Hecht

    The only reason they shove microphones into victims’ faces is because if they don’t, the others will, and they’ll lose the scoop, hence viewers, hence ratings, hence $$$$. Purely shameless.

  • Jew

    wow so many politicians made their way to to boro park to pay tribute to … the media.
    kiddush hashem…

  • True Sacrifice

    He gave up his life so
    others can live.

    Lehavdil to infinity…:

    Compare that to those
    demons (inpersonating
    human beings) who give
    up their lives so others