JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Just prior to Shabbat, searchers who had been looking since Monday for 22-year-old Efraim Nachum Rom from Jerusalem found his body near Moshav Amirim in the Upper Galilee.
Rom, who had studied at the Knesset Yisrael-Hadera yeshiva, had been visiting the tomb of Rashbi last weekend and on Monday called his mother and told her that he wanted to check a new yeshiva in Yavniel which could suit him. His mother asked him to return to Jerusalem to discuss the matter with her. He said that he did not have money to return and that the weather was very stormy but added that he would try to make it back. From this point the family did not hear from him and, fearing the worst, contacted police to search for him.
Mnay volunteers participated in the efforts to find him, including yeshiva students from around the country who scoured the region near Meron where he had last been seen. On Friday police succeeded in locating him near Moshav Amirim, which is a few miles south of Meron. Unfortunately he was not alive by the time he was found and apparently had fallen from height. Police said there was no suspicion of foul play.
Efraim Z’l was the son of Rabbi Ze’ev Rom and the grandson of Rabbi Yona Rom, the rabbi of the Makor Baruch and Kerem neighborhoods in Jerusalem who recently passed away. The Rom family is a famous and illustrious Jerusalem family who are descended from the brother of the Gra. His mother is the daughter of Rabbi Bentzion Brodianski, one of the heads of the Kol Torah yeshiva and the son of Rabbi Efraim Brodianski, one of the editors of the Talmudic Encyclopedia.
The levaya will take place at 11:30 PM, leaving from Shamgar funeral house, Jerusalem to Har Hamenuchos. May his memory be blessed.