They were slaughtered in a dawn attack by two cousins who screamed 'God is great' as they attacked at random.
This afternoon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to 'respond harshly,' describing the attack as a 'cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers.'
He immediately ordered the demolition of the attackers' homes, as well as homes of Palestinians who carried out several other recent attacks.
Victim Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, described as a 'pillar of the community', was born in Liverpool. The father of six held a dual British-Israeli passport.
The others killed in the attack have been named as Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Rabbi Arieh Kopinsky, 43, and Rabbi Calman Levine, who were all dual US-Israeli nationals. The two terrorists were shot dead after the attack by police.
Thousands of people attended a funeral for Twersky at the Torat Moshe yeshiva in Sanhedria early this afternoon, which was closely followed by a joint funeral for Kupinsky, Levine and Goldberg before sundown - the latter held outside the synagogue where the attack occurred.
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