OneFamily organization, the supporters of thousands of families hurt and bereaved in terror attacks, published on the eve of the Jewish New Year (Sunday, Oct. 2) the list of this past year’s victims of the various terror attacks during the Jewish year, 5776.
The organization noted that within the past year there were a total of 165 stabbing attacks, 107 shooting attacks, 47 car ramming attacks and hundreds of stoning attacks on Israeli cars. Due to these attacks, 44 people were killed and 558 more people were wounded.
The past year’s list of victims since Rosh Hashana 2015: Alexander Levlovitz, Rabbi Eitam Henkin, Naama Henkin, Rabbi Aharon Benita-Bennett, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi, Chaim Haviv, Alon Govberg, Richard Lakin, Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, Omri Levy, Habtom Zerhom, Avraham Asher Hasno, Rabbi Haim (Howie) Rothman, Benjamin Yakubovich, Rabbi Yaacov Litman, Netanel Litman, Reuven Aviram, Rabbi Aharon Yesayev, Ezra Schwartz, Yaakov Don, Shadi Arafa, Hadar Buchris, Cpl. Ziv Mizrahi, Rabbi Reuven Biermacher, Ofer Ben Ari, Genadi Kaufman, Alon Bakal, Shimon Ruimi, Amin Shabaan, Dafna Meir, Shlomit Krigman, Hadar Cohen, Tuvia Yanai Weissman, Eliav Gelman, Taylor Force, Simha Dimri, Avraham Goldman, Yonatan Suher, Ido Ben-Ari, Ilana Navaa, Dr Michael Feige, Mila Mishayev, Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark – O.B.M. In order to help preserve the memory of those who are no longer with us, OneFamily prepared a short presentation including the names and pictures of the fallen and a summary of their life and tragic death.
Marc Belzberg, chairman of the organization said in a statement: “Our message is, please remember those who lost their lives to terror since last Rosh HaShana, and the empty chair at their holiday tables, of a beloved son who is no more, a witty daughter, a father who was the pillar of strength or a mother who used to huddle all of her children together under her wings of love. That empty chair is nothing compared to the punctured hole in the hearts of everyone they left behind.”