In a tragic accident at the Kinneret, an 18-year-old boy drowned at the separate beach near the tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes.
According to reports, the boy, Mordechai Schlesinger from Bnei Brak, was missing for an hour until he was in the water and brought in critical condition to the beach, where emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate him.
The victim was immediately brought to the local hospital and declared dead.
Data from the local Jewish community states that Schlesinger was born in 2004 in Bnei Brak.
His father, R’Yechezkel Schlesinger, who was present at the beach, serves as a mashgiach in the yeshiva of Beer Hatalmud in Elad, and his mother is a member of the Finkelstein family in Bnei Brak.
The boy studied in the Chemed yeshiva and later in Netivot Chochma, a yeshiva in Bayit V’gan, Jerusalem.
The victim is described as a wonderful person who was loved by everyone and sat and studied at all times, including during Bein Hazmanim and other holidays and breaks in the yeshiva schedule.