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Rabbi Moshe Twersky Laid To Rest

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Rabbi Moshe Twersky was escorted to his final resting place by 3,500 mourners today.

“G-d gave us a special soul…if there are 36 hidden righteous people in a generation, we merited to have one right here,” said one of his students.

Twersky was 59 years old, and the head of a Kollel (rabbinical study program) in Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Jerusalem. The Yeshiva is primarily for American students who come to study in Israel for a year after high school, though Twersky taught older and advanced students.

Twersky was the grandson of Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchik. His father, Rabbi Yitzchak (Isadore) Twersky, was both a rabbi and a professor in Harvard.

He leaves behind a wife, Miriam, and five children.

IDF Gears Up to Protect Jews in Judea, Samaria

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The IDF has beefed up its security forces in Judea and Samaria.

Patrols are being tightened along the roads in the region. Forces training in other areas of the country, such as the Golan Heights, have been redeployed further south as well.

Although military sources said the moves do not indicate any change in the region’s security status, nevertheless IDF Central Command is clearly taking no more chances.

Defense leaders gathered at security meeting convened by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night.

Among other decisions, Netanyahu ordered security personnel to demolish the homes of convicted Arab terrorists, as a deterrent measure.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Public Defense Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, Shin Bet Director Yoram Cohen, Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino and Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein were all in attendance at the meeting.

The gathering convened in the wake of terror attacks in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion just a few hours earlier that left two young Israelis dead and a number of other Israelis wounded.

One of the two victims, 26-year-old Dalia Lamkus of Tekoa, was laid to rest this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 11) at the cemetery in her community. She had survived a stabbing during prior terror attack in 2006.

The second victim, IDF Staff Sergeant Almog Shilony, age 20, is to be laid to rest this afternoon in a private ceremony at the military cemetery at Mount Herzl. His family has requested the media refrain from coverage.

Border Patrol Chief Inspector Jadan Assad Laid to Rest

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Thousands came to the northern Israeli Druze town of Beit J’an today to pay their final respects to Border Patrol Chief Inspector Jadan Assad as he was laid to rest.

The 38-year-old police captain was murdered in a Hamas vehicular terror attack yesterday (Wednesday, Nov. 5) along the tracks of the Jerusalem Light Rail. He is survived by his pregnant wife and young, three-year-old son, four siblings and both parents.

Among the sea of mourners was Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch, whose voice rang out as he blamed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for Assad’s death.

The Druze police captain, he said, “was murdered yesterday with heartless cruelty and taken evilly from his wife, his son and his parents.”

Israeli leaders have united in condemning the Palestinian Authority leader, citing repeated instances of his incitement to terror.

Three other Border Patrol police officers suffered serious wounds in the attack in addition to ten others who were wounded as well.

Funeral for Karen Yemima HY”D [photos]

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The funeral of Karen Yemima Mosquera was held Monday night, after midnight, starting at the Shamgar Funeral Home and ending on the Mount of Olives, where she was buried.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral.

Karen Yemima, an Olah Chadasha, was in Israel as part of her conversion process to Judaism. She died on Sunday, after being critically wounded in the Jerusalem Light Rail terror attack last Wednesday. In that attack, an Arab terrorist drove onto the train platform and ran over 9 people, killing Karen Yemima, and 3 month old Chaya Zissel Braun.

The state of Israel flew in Karen Yemima’s family from Ecuador following the attack.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the Ecuadorian ambassador to Israel were at the funeral.

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The funeral of Karen Yemima was delayed by an hour, as the family of the terrorist planned their funeral at the same time, and police were concerned the terrorist’s funeral would exhibit the typical Arab violence associated with the funeral of killed terrorists, and they did not want any disruptions to Karen Yemima’s funeral or danger to the participants.

The funeral for the terrorist was held under heavy police guard with only a few dozen participants as the police demanded.

But dozens of other Arabs in the Shiloach (Silwan) did go wild while the funeral was going on, shooting fireworks at police. Police responded with riot dispersal tools.

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All photos by Tazpit News Agency

Update: Court Postpones Arab Riot-Funeral

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

A Jerusalem court of appeals Saturday night overturned a lower court decision and accepted a request by police to postpone a funeral for a terrorist until Sunday.

Palestinian Authority and Jerusalem Arabs were preparing for two funerals for terrorists, and Israeli police and the IDF were on hand for the usual custom of honoring the deceased by hurling rocks, cinder blocks and firebombs at ‘Zionist” forces who try to preserve some semblance of law and order.

One will take place near Ramallah for a 14-year-old Arab with American citizenship who was killed by Israeli soldiers when he tried to murder passing Jewish motorists on Highway 60 with a firebomb Friday evening.

The other funeral is for Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who rammed his car at a Jerusalem, light rail train on Wednesday and killed a three-month-old American-Israeli baby.

A Jerusalem court originally allowed 80 people to attend the funeral near the Old City at 10 p.m. Saturday and denied a police request that the number be limited to 20 in order to reduce the extent of possible violence. The higher court accepted the request at the last minute, and the funeral was postponed until Sunday.

The Palestinian Authority has managed to convince many western leaders and foreign media that the attack was really an accident. The family of al-Shaludi claims that he simply lost control his car and was unnecessarily killed by police.

The U.S. State Dept. bought the version and after condemning the attack, it referred to is an “incident.”

 

Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Thousands of mourners turned out Friday morning for the funeral of Lakewood, New Jersey yeshiva student Aaron Sofer whose body was found Thursday after seven days of searching since he was reported missing last Friday evening.

His parents said they were “overwhelmed” by the sad news, which also brought a certain relief from the week-long anxiety that was deepened by fears that Sofer, 23, had been kidnapped by terrorists.

The funeral began with eulogies in the Ezrat Torah neighborhood of Jerusalem, and Sofer is to be buried later in the day in Beit Shemesh.

His disappearance, after he and a hiking friend had separated in the hills of Jerusalem, brought out passionate pleas from New Jersey community and political leaders for the IDF and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) to conduct massive search for Sofer.

Search and rescue workers found his partially decomposed body Thursday afternoon. Sofer did not have a cell phone, and if he was alive after he fell, the inability to communicate by phone may have left him doomed to death by dehydration.

“Ever since Aaron went missing, communities throughout the United States, Israel, and beyond gathered in worship on behalf of Aaron,” said New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.

“During this period of mourning, I hope the Sofer family can be comforted with the knowledge that countless people, friends and strangers alike, prayed for Aaron’s well-being, and those acts of devotion will only continue,” he added. “It has become clear to me that everyone who knew Aaron saw tremendous promise in this young man who was committed to his family, his Jewish faith and his community of Lakewood.”

“We Were the Happiest Family in the World,” Says Mom of 4 Year Old Daniel Tragerman at Funeral

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

The four-year-old victim of the Hamas rocket at attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz on Friday, August 22, was laid to rest on Sunday morning. Daniel Tragerman was killed on Friday afternoon by rocket shrapnel in his family’s home, when a mortal shell fired from the Gaza Strip exploded outside his family’s home on Friday afternoon.

Three seconds passed from the moment the siren on the kibbutz went off to the moment of the mortar explosion on the kibbutz, which is located in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, home to 11,000 people. Daniel, who was fully trained knew to run to the safe room whenever the siren sounded according to his mom. Given the three seconds, he did not have enough time to make it to the family’s safe room. “He always rushed to the protected room,” said Daniel’s mother, Gila.

“The second the alarm sounded, he knew what to do and where to go. He would always run first and call his little brother to the shelter and then in a second it all ended.”

The family had been home at the time of mortar explosion and had been planning to leave to central Israel with their suitcases already packed when the rocket attack took place.

“Daniel was a beautiful, smart, sensitive boy. We wanted to watch him grow up with his brothers and fulfill himself,” said his mother.

The young boy, the first Israeli child victim of rockets during the current war, was buried at in the Hevel Shalom cemetery in the Eshkol Regional Council in the northern Negev at 9:00 AM today, where hundreds of people attended his funeral. His mother spoke at the ceremony, saying, “We were the happiest family in the world, and I just cannot come to grips with it.”

“We are with you in deep mourning,” said Alon Shuster, head of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council at the funeral of Tragerman. “Here in this painful place, we are waiting for another day, a day where children can play in their yard and bomb shelters can be just another room. So many children made it to the bomb shelter and Daniel didn’t make it; we will do all that we can so that life will go on.”

Shuster also quoted the Talmud saying, “The land of Israel is acquired through suffering.”

“As a mother, this tragedy is shocking,” Orit Zadikevitch from nearby Kibbutz Kfar Aza told Tazpit News Agency. “When a mortar shell strikes our area, the distance that shrapnel pieces can reach is far and can be deadly,” she told Tazpit.

According to an Israeli army spokesperson, the mortar shell that killed Daniel was fired near a school used as a shelter in the Gaza Strip.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/we-were-the-happiest-family-in-the-world-says-mom-of-daniel-tragerman/2014/08/24/

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