Sunday, October 12, 2008

Abduction in Mexico

This came to me via the Five Towns Jewish Community Email Newsletter. I've been trying to get some further information and have run into a wall. Can any reader out there verify this?

"Please daven for the safe return of David ben Frida, a father of four, who was abducted eruv Yom Kippur in Mexico City. Thank you."

4 comments:

SuperRaizy said...

I don't have any information on this particular case. But I do know that abductions have long been a problem in the Mexican Jewish community. Apparently, Jewish children and adults get kidnapped and held in exchange for ransom (because the Jews there are rich compared to the general population.) The police department is corrupt and unhelpful, and so the family/community pays the ransom to get their loved one back. I have heard that this has been going on for years.

ProfK said...

Rachmonoh ltzlan if this has been going on for years. Raizy, your explanation makes sense particularly since there has been no published news. The kidnappers probably said something like keep it out of the news, pay the money and you get your loved one back.

Anonymous said...

I don't even think they need to say keep it out of the news-the police force there simply doesn't cooperate.a friend of ours had a similar situation a few years ago- B'H the abductee did make it home, also right around yom kippur.

e said...

The man's name is David Mizrachi and please keep davening for his safe return.