Chicago Shooting Victim Honored by New Torah in Cambodia

Unity scroll will memorialize Eliyahu Moscowitz, known for his kindness and care.

Six months after Eliyahu Moscowitz was shot at point-blank range on a rainy night in a Chicago park, the killer remains on the loose. Yet his community, family and friends are uniting to commission a Torah scroll in honor of the beloved 24-year-old to be used at Chabad Cambodia, Phnom Penh’s first and only Jewish congregation, directed by Mashie and Rabbi Bentzion Butman, sister and brother-in-law of the victim.

“Eliyahu was a people’s person and went out of his way to connect with people,” attests his father, Rabbi Mendel Moscowitz. “He was very devoted and sincere; everyone thought he was their best friend.”

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