Rabbi Achiad Ettinger died a hero — the family of a woman he helped save is keeping the rabbi’s name alive.
The newborn grandson of the woman was named for Ettinger, who died of injuries suffered in a West Bank shooting by a 19-year-old Palestinian. Ettinger, a father of 12, still managed to fire four bullets at the attacker, and the shots diverted the gunman’s attention from the woman, The Yeshiva World News reported.
A video posted on YouTube shows Tuesday’s bris ceremony for the baby in the West Bank settlement of Itamar. A son of Ettinger served as the sandek, the person who holds the 8-day-old
The gunman was killed three days later in a shootout with Israeli soldiers after they surrounded the house in which he had barricaded himself.