Reuven Aviram

Reuven Aviram killed in Tel Aviv stabbing

11/19/2015

Nov 19, 2015 - Reuven Aviram, 51, of Ramle was killed in a stabbing attack during afternoon prayers in the Panorama building - a commercial center in southern Tel Aviv.
Reuven Aviram         
The attack took place on Thursday afternoon in the Panorama office building at an entrance to a room used for prayer services next to the parking lot. In the middle of the afternoon prayers, a man fell wounded at the entrance to the synagogue. Behind him was aman with a knife trying to get inside. As some of the worshipers tried to assist the injured man, the rest quickly closed the doors to the room. Two people were killed in the attack: Reuven Aviram and Rabbi Aharon Yesayev.

Reuven Aviram was born in Uzbekistan and immigrated to Israel in 1990. He worked as a diamond polisher and jeweler at a jewelry factory in Tel Aviv. According to his son Uriel, "Dad was the anchor of the family - a happy man, endlessly giving, a man of letters with wide knowledge."

Reuven Aviram was buried in Ramle. He is survived by his wife, Ira, his son, Uriel (26), and his brother Alex.
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