A memorial service for the Jewish woman who died crossing a busy Florida street on Yom Kippur will be held on October 6 in Jacksonville — as officials ponder ways to improve safety at for observant Jews at the perilous intersection.
A deadly traffic accident on Yom Kippur raises an important halachic question: If traffic poses a danger, is it permitted to ask a non-Jew to press the ‘walk’ button?
Orly Ohayon, a popular Florida 16-year-old is now an orphan after the tragic Yom Kippur accident that killed her mother and left her with serious physical injuries.
Esther Ohayon had only seconds to cross a busy Florida road on Yom Kippur since she wouldn’t push the ‘walk’ button. Could safety measures have prevented the crash that claimed her life?
The Florida driver who killed a Jewish woman on Yom Kippur also caused a 2009 crash that killed a 6-year-old girl. Her rabbi wants answers — and changes at the dangerous intersection.
Orly Ohayon is fighting for her life after her mother was killed when a car struck them on the way to Yom Kippur services near their home in Jacksonville, Fla.