Apr 22, 2007

Israeli funeral of Virginia Tech hero Libresco (video)

The Chabad website Shturem.net posted about the Israeli funeral of the hero of the Virginia Tech shooting, Liviu Librescu, on April 16, 2007. As we all know, Librescu heroically gave up his life while saving his students from the shooter by physically blocking the shooter from entering his classroom.

They included some video footage of the funeral. I uploaded the video to Google Video so I could share it with you. It is mostly in Hebrew, so I apologize if you do not understand it, but there is some English near the end.

A very moving part of the video is when the Chabad Rabbi,Rabbi Cohen, says, "Until now you were a very small family. Now your family has expanded and includes the millions of people and hundreds of thousands of Jews that feel connected to you and feel connected to the Jewish Nation, due to the merit of your father."

At that point, his widow, Ms. Librescu, breaks down emotionally in tears.


  1. a true hero!!
    his levaya in Boro Park was a kidush hashem too, where people who didn't know him came to pay him final repsects, and honor him the eway he deserves.
    Mi Keamcho Yosroel!

  2. God bless and protect this true hero and his family and friends...

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    you may not defend yourself

    guns are for criminals
    just hope police show in time


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