A 19-year-old from West Hempstead was tragically killed in a car accident in Jerusalem. Adira Koffsky was hit by a car whose driver lost control in a rainstorm. A 2022 graduate of Yeshiva University Girls High School, Koffsky was studying in seminary Midreshet Amudim, located just a few blocks from the accident site.  Adira went to Hebrew Academy of Nassau County until 8th grade.  “The entire Amudim family is shattered, our hearts are broken and we are in shock and pain over the loss of our beloved student,” the seminary wrote in a statement. “All words of wisdom or comfort are empty at this moment.”

Recap: Sabrina is crying for Marnie at night and Libby finds out that Marnie is Sabrina’s older sister. Libby agrees to meet Marnie.

 The phone rang. I assumed it would be Mrs. Kahn with another question. It was Ruth Tilney from the Venice Flight School again.


 Sayfullo Saipov, the terrorist who killed eight people in 2017 by driving a truck down the Hudson River bike path, was convicted of murder charges by a federal jury. The attack, the deadliest terrorist attack in NYC since 9/11, could come with the death penalty.  The 34-year-old Uzbek native said after his arrest that he was inspired to carry out the attack by Islamic State videos he watched on his phone, and that he chose a truck to inflict maximum damage against civilians. If Saipov is given the death penalty for his crimes, he will be the first to receive the sentence during the Biden administration.  Biden campaigned against capital punishment. Saipov was found guilty of all 28 counts he faced. They included eight counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity — one for each victim killed — and one count of violence and destruction of a motor vehicle causing death. Those all carry a maximum sentence of death or life imprisonment. He was also convicted of one count of providing material support to a terrorist organization, ISIS, which carries a maximum life sentence, and 18 attempted murder counts.

Recap: Libby brings Sabrina home. She’s all nervous about how to make her happy. At night, Sabrina is crying for Marnie. Libby assumes that Marnie is Sabrina’s mother. She has trouble calming her.


 A plane crash near Westchester County airport claimed the lives of two Jewish residents of Cleveland.  Boruch Taub and Binyamin Chafetz were aboard a single-engine Beechcraft A36 when they declared an emergency due to low oil pressure.  The flight left JFK shortly before 5:00 but quickly ran into trouble when they discovered they could not climb as instructed by the air traffic controller.  Westchester County Executive George Latimer reported that Chafetz texted his wife right before the crash: “I don’t think any of us want to contemplate what it would be like to know your life is about to end, and you are going to speak to the people you love the most. And try to say something to them to summarize the life you’ve had together. That is what last night was about,” Latimer said.

What has poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen accomplished that he is considered one of Israel’s adopted sons - so much so that a street was named after him in Be’er Sheva immediately after his death in 2016?