Rabbi Abraham S. Goldberg, HY'D
Posting this morning by Sandra Rachmaniel on the JewishGen Rav-SIG Discussion Group:
It is with great sorrow that I must bring you the news that Rabbi Abraham Shmuel Goldberg, whom many of you know, was brutally murdered this morning by Palestinian terrorists while at the morning prayers in a Jerusalem synagogue.
Rabbi Goldberg was an expert in rabbinical genealogy, but was of a very humble nature and would simply sign off to most of us as Abraham. Rabbi Goldberg and I worked together for years researching the Lipkin family and the yichus of Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin Salanter. I would search for public records and send them to him by email, and he would do translations from rabbinical books.
We had an enormous amount of email sharing and he translated many rabbinical writings for me about my Ish-Horowitz Ticktin Rittenberg family. He helped countless people searching for their "yichus" because of his gemilut hasadim. I am sure many of you received help from him.
My heart goes out to his wife, children and grandchildren. May they be comforted among the mourners in Tzion.