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August 30, 2016 / 26 Av, 5776

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The Funeral

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The husband and children of Dafna Meir z”l, at her funeral in Jerusalem on January 18, 2016.

Dafna Meir, a mother of six, was murdered last night after being stabbed to death at the entrance to her home in the community of Otniel.

Funeral of Daphna Meir

Funeral of Daphna Meir

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Funeral Begins for Daphna Meir, z”l, Travels From Otniel to Jerusalem

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The woman who fought to protect her children from a blood-thirsty Arab terrorist at her home in Otniel is being laid to rest this morning.

Daphna Meir, 38, knew well the value of life: she worked as a nurse at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. When an Arab construction worker from within her own community of Otniel showed up Sunday evening at her doorstep, intent on murder, she fought with everything she had.

Three of her children came running, just in time to see their mother on the ground with the stab wounds from the murderer. The oldest daughter related to security officials that the terrorist had fled when he realized he could not pull out the knife he used to stab her mother over and over, in places on her body, and even on her head.

Meir was mother to four children and two foster children, wife to a husband who is now bereft.

The terrorist succeeded in escaping, but security forces are hunting for him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed they will find him.

But for now, this moment in time, Daphna Meir is being accompanied by her weeping family and friends, as she leaves the place that she loved, Otniel, in the south Hebron Hills. The funeral began there in the community at 9:30 a.m. Her mutilated body will gently be laid to rest, by those who love her best, in the Jerusalem cemetery in Givat Shaul, at 11 a.m.

May her memory be for a blessing, and may God avenge her blood.

Hana Levi Julian

Stabbing Victim Hadar Buchris, z’l, Remains in Beloved Jerusalem

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The body of young Hadar Buchris, z’l was laid to rest at 3 pm Monday, Nov. 23 in the holy city of Jerusalem. Her parents requested the public to attend if possible.

Buchris, age 21, was murdered by a Palestinian Authority Arab who stabbed her Sunday in a brutal terrorist attack at the Gush Etzion bus stop on Highway 60 in Judea.

Although she lived in Safed (Tzefat), the family decided that their daughter’s body would be buried at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in the capital. “She really loved Jerusalem, and was very connected to the city, so in the holy city she shall be laid to rest,” her family explained to the Hebrew-language 0404 website.

The young woman’s family said it was “asking the people of Israel to please join them in accompanying their daughter on her final journey” as they lay her to rest.

May her memory be for a blessing. Yehi zichra baruch.

Hana Levi Julian

Chapel Launches Free Jewish Funeral and Yahrzeit Memorial iPhone App

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

(JNi.media) If you need an easy way to remember when and how to commemorate the Yahrzeit (memorial day for the departed) of a family member or friend, you may be interested in the first “Jewish Funeral and Yahrzeit Memorial App” for the iPhone. The App will provide directions to the cemetery, or to the funeral chapel from your current location, using iPhone’s GPS features.

In addition, the app offers a “Prayers and Meditations” section that can be referenced for a parent, a sibling, child or a friend. For the visually impaired, there are audio recordings of various prayers as well as the transliteration of all prayers from Hebrew to English.

“Plaza Jewish Community Chapel through its creative app brings the traditional and contemporary worlds together to help families during a most difficult time,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Plaza Board Member and an Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis.

App users also receive push notifications for the yearly Yahrzeit, for each Memorial they’ve created in the app, according to the Hebrew calendar. The app will calculate the correct date each year and send a push notification to the user’s iPhone. Traditionally, the Yahrzeit includes reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish Prayer, which can be found in the app, and lighting a Yahrzeit candle. It is also customary to make a charitable donation on the Yahrzeit, in memory of one’s family member or friend, and it can be done directly from the app.

For many, recognizing Yizkor is a very important time. It is a time to remember. Yizkor means “remembrance” in Hebrew and four times a year the app will send a Yizkor push notification. Reminders will arrive in time for Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot.

The app is also a resource for Jewish Funeral customs and etiquette, as well as for links to websites that may be helpful. A variety of fresh content will be added to the app, (without the need to download a new version), serving as an ongoing blog, with new Prayers and Meditations, Jewish customs and etiquette.

Click here to download this free App om itunes.


The Funerals of Nechemiah Lavi & Aharon Benita

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Nechemiah Lavi and Aharon Benita were murdered by an Arab terrorist on Saturday night in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The funeral of Nechemiah Lavi on October 4, 2015:

Nechemiah Lavi Funeral

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Funeral of Aharon Benita on October 4, 2015:

Aharon Benita Funeral 1

Aharon Benita Funeral 2

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Legendary Musician Yossi Piamenta, z’l

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Legendary Chassidic musician and vocalist Yossi Piamenta, z’l, passed away Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn after a long and devastating illness.

He is to be laid to rest Monday night in Jerusalem; the funeral is set for 10:30 pm at Shamgar funeral home. An earlier funeral was held at Shomrei Hadas funeral home in Boro Park, Brooklyn.

Known throughout the world of secular music as the “Hassidic Hendrix” Piamenta, 64, was a 14th-generation Jerusalemite who eventually made his way to New York, where he began his career by playing with saxophonist Stan Getz. He performed in venues large and small, Jewish and secular around the globe.

He was admired by thousands of fans, both Jewish and Gentile, for his smooth technique and his faithful adherence to his Jewish faith regardless of where he was performing.

His loss has left this world an emptier place, and his musical presence has undoubtedly brought rejoicing to the heavenly host. May we merit to hear only good news in future.

Baruch Dayan HoEmes.

Hana Levi Julian

Temporary Road Closures during Funeral for Rabbi Lichtenstein

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Police have closed the entrance to Alon Shvut, where eulogies for Har Etzion Yeshiva Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein will begin around 10 a.m.

Rabbi Lichtenstein, who lived in Alon Shvut, died on Monday at the age of 81.

Thousands of mourners who are expected to attend the eulogies and burial may park their cars in the parking lot of the nearby Etzion army base.

Eulogies are expected to continue until approximately 12:30, when the road from Alon Shvut to Rosh Tzurim will be closed for nearly an hour while the funeral procession takes place. He will be buried n Jerusalem.

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