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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem

News Digest: Fire at Yeshiva in Jerusalem


“A huge fire has broken out at a Jewish seminary west of Al-Buraq Wall [1] [in the Old City of Jerusalem]. Now people will likely say that Arabs caused it. People are saying it’s very hard to get into the area, and they say it might have been caused by an electrical failure.”

– Shuafat Camp State FB page


"IDF firefighters and rescue personnel from district, Yud-Mem: Four fire fighter teams are working against a blaze in Porat Yosef Yeshiva near the Western Wall. Fire fighters are trying to extinguish the fire, prevent its spread, ventilate the building of the heavy smoke that has accumulated, and rescue all of those who are trapped inside of the building."

– Hamal – Breaking News


A fire broke out at Porat Yosef Yeshiva, in the Old City of Jerusalem, next to the Western Wall. Seven fire fighter and search and rescue teams battled the flames and tried to prevent the fire from spreading to the rest of the building. The fire fighters entered the Beit Midrash [2] where the flames raged and began to put out the fire while at the same time, other teams evacuated the building and rescued a man who was trapped and was in need of medical attention.

– Shacharit Newspaper

0202 Editor’s Note:
[1] Al-Buraq Wall is the Arabic name for what Jews call the Western Wall or the Wailing Wall. The Arabic name for the site got its name from the Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) night journey, or mi’raj, during which he tied his steed called the Buraq to the wall while he ascended to heaven.
[2] 'Beit Midrash' is the central room in the Yeshiva (religious seminary) where the bulk of the Torah-learning activities take place.

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Shacharit Newspaper, March 13th edition (Not published online)