Two Rebbeim Survive Potential Disaster Situation
On the evening of Monday, October 24, just after 9 p.m., Rabbi David Aryeh Yakob was driving as he normally does on Monday evenings from his Williamsburg home to a Queens shul, Moshe Raya Mehamina in Forest Hills, as part of the chavrusa program. Things went awry for Yakob when his car ended up affixed atop of the new cement bike lane barriers recently installed along Queens Boulevard throughout Forest Hills and Rego Park. Both he and a passenger, another chavrusa rebbe, disembarked unharmed. Once FDNY arrived on scene, the vehicle was lowered from its hoisted perch without a single scratch. Such is solely the working of Hashem. “When one is a shaliach, a messenger, for a mitzvah, no damage or harm will come to him,” remarked Rabbi Naftali Rosenbaum of Hatzalas Doros Bukhara, visionary and director of the chavrusa program, Chavruta.