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3/4/2013 (3 years ago)

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Newborn's body will be named, circumcised and buried with the parents

A terrible tragedy has rattled the core of Brooklyn's Hasidic Jewish community. Husband and wife Nachman and Raizel Glauber, both 21, were killed as they sped in a taxicab to deliver their first child. Their newborn son survived shortly at Bellevue Hospital before passing away shortly afterwards.

'They were excited to start a family,' a relative said. 'They were always glowing.'

"They were excited to start a family," a relative said. "They were always glowing."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/4/2013 (3 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Hasidic jews, car wreck, New York, Brooklyn, tragedy


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The couple were on their way to the Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill after the seven-months-pregnant Raizel experienced labor pains.

Policemen are still looking for the suspect or suspects driving the BMW that collided with the cab at Kent Avenue and Wilson Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Hasidic community spokesman Isaac Abraham says that the baby's remains will be taken to the medical examiner's office. The newborn's body will be named, circumcised and buried with the parents.

"We in the community are going to demand that the prosecution charge these cowards with triple homicide and nothing less," Abraham said, referring to the driver of the BMW.

Abraham noted the child's initial survival Sunday had given hope that the dead parents had left behind something the community could cling to. "Even that has been taken away," Abraham said. "This couple leaves nothing behind."

"God is punishing me for my sins by taking away my daughter," Raizel Glauber's father, Yitzchak Silberstein, said in Yiddish at the couple's funeral Sunday afternoon, before the child died. "Nobody knows how this could happen."

According to witnesses, the couple was riding in the back of the black 2008 Toyota Camry cab heading west on Wilson St. when a gray 2010 BMW sedan speeding north slammed into them about 12:30 a.m., cops said.

The couple had just married in January of last year.

"They were excited to start a family," said Sarah Gluck, Nachman's cousin. "They were always glowing."

It was unclear if the doomed couple's cabbie braked for the stop sign at the intersection. The BMW driver had no stop sign on Kent Ave., a main thoroughfare.

"I don't remember anything," 32-year-old livery cab driver Pedro Nunez said at his home in Brooklyn, after he was released from Bellevue Hospital.

Nunez, who was dazed and sedated after treatment for chest bruises, could not recall whether he ran a stop sign or if the Glaubers had been wearing seatbelts.

"They told me it was a hit and run. There's an investigation," he said.

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