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Rabbi Israel Barzak dies after assault in Ormond Beach

Rabbi Israel Barzak, a mohel who performed britot for many families in Central Florida, died on Nov. 26, 2023, from injuries sustained after an assault in Ormond Beach. He was 84.

According to a family friend, Rabbi Barzak was hit by someone at his gated community’s entrance as he was picking up delivered groceries. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Heritage contacted the Ormond Beach Police Department and learned there is an ongoing investigation into the assault and at this time they cannot release information.

Rabbi Barzak’s wife, Rhonda, is in Sylvania, Ohio with family. The fune...


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