Prayers for her family, no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend.
Via NY Post:
The woman killed in Saturday’s synagogue shooting was hailed a “Jewish hero” after it emerged she was hit while saving her Brooklyn-born rabbi’s life.
Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died during the Passover celebration at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego when gunman John T. Earnest, 19, burst in and opened fire with “an AR-type weapon,” injuring three others, according to police and witnesses.
It emerged Sunday morning that Lori dived in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 57, who was hit in his hands and believes the worshiper saved his life, according to reports.
“Our rabbi … told everyone that she saved his life because she stood in front of him,” insisted Dr. Ronit Lev, who called Lori “my best friend in all the world,” according to the Jewish Press.
Another close friend, Audrey Jacobs, wrote a moving Facebook tribute praising her as a “jewel of our community” dedicated to good deeds and charity.
“Your final good deed was taking the bullets for Rabbi Mendel Goldstein to save his life,” she wrote, noting that she “leaves behind a devastated husband and a 22-year-old daughter.”