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.