Monday, July 18, 2016

Jewish Woman Dies in Nice Attack; Sister Seriously Injured

 Hamodia Staff
The Jewish community of Nice was saddened to learn of the petirah of Raymonde Mamane, Hy”d, who was among the many murdered in the horrific terror attack in Nice, France, on Thursday night.
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Pinson, Director of Chabad of Nice, informed Hamodia on Sunday that Mamane, an elderly Jewish woman, was killed in the attack, in which Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel mowed down crowds at a fireworks display celebrating the French holiday of Bastile Day, killing 84 people and wounding approximately 200, many critically.  Mamane’s sister, Clara Bensimon, was seriously injured in the attack, r”l, requiring amputation of both her legs. Readers are asked to daven for Clara Chaya bas Nouna.


  1. Sefer HaMidot, chapter mamon [money], paragraph 66:

    "When a man fails to judge others favorably, his wealth is decreased."

    CHRONOLOGY: Rabbi Nathan Stranhertz transcribed Sefer HaMidot from Rabbi Nachman of Breslov from 1803 CE to 1806 CE. It was printed for the first time in Mahlov (Ukraine) in 1811 CE, the year Rabbi Nachman died.

  2. Rabbi Yerachmiel of Kozhnitz (the 6th Kozhnitzer
    Rebbe, who died 13 Elul 1909 CE) said:

    “Thank G_d, I am not jealous of a single soul, except
    those Jews who have been able to go to Eretz Yisrael.”

    SOURCE: Something to Say (page 98)
    by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, 1998 CE