The Yeshiva World
Two Frum men were almost on the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people – including two Israelis.
According to Walla News, Yisroel Mozeson and Shraga Israel – two Israeli infrastructure and agricultural entrepreneurs working in Africa – were saved from the fatal crash.
Speaking to BeChadrei Chareidim, Mozeson who is a Gerrer Chosid said “We were supposed to fly from Israel to Addis Ababa on Motzei Shabbos and from there to Nairobi, Kenya. Because of delays caused by business reasons in Israel, we realized that we could not board the flight to Addis Ababa and from there the connecting flight to Nairobi. Instead we rescheduled our trip for Monday.”
“This morning in the middle of a business meeting I got the message that the plane crashed on African soil, and after a few seconds, I realized I was supposed to be on the flight.”
He added “I plan on reciting the Birchas Hagomel tomorrow, and making a big Kiddush this coming Shabbos.
Meanwhile, ZAKA said in a statement that two of its teams — one based in Israel and the other in South Africa — will depart for the East African country at 12:00AM Monday.
“Our teams, which are leaving tonight, will make every effort to locate the bodies of the Israelis and bring them home for burial,” ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav wrote on Twitter.
“Unfortunately, in our vast experience assisting in these types of tragedies around the world, we have acquired a great deal of professionalism in responding to such incidents.”