by R. Gil Student
According to the Hebrew calendar, this Monday marks the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Hebron Massacre (the English anniversary is August 24). Arabs rioted and killed many Jewish civilians in the holy city. In particular, they killed students learning in the famous Hebron yeshiva, including Americans studying abroad. Jewish Action has a section about some of the yeshiva students who survived the massacre: link.
R. Akiva Males has an article in the journal Tradition about a yeshiva victim from Memphis, TN: link
Below is a record of Rav Shalom Schwadron telling an inspiring story about the family of a Chicagoan victim, Jacob Wexler. This is from Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein’s Aleinu Le-Shabei’ach (vol. 5) and some of the details are a bit wrong (e.g. the victim’s first name; the Alter of Slabodka had passed away two years before — I thank R. Males for his help with clarifying these details).