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Har Nof Community Organizing Buses to Druze Policeman’s Funeral

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Jerusalem’s Chareidi/Ultra-Orthodox community in Har Nof are arranging buses to the funeral of hero Druze police officer Zidan Saif — who was killed in the line of duty yesterday while engaged in a gun battle with the Arab terrorists at the Har Nof shul.

A grassroots initiative of hundreds of Chareidim from Har Nof is underway to attend the funeral of Zidan Saif and to pay their respects to the fallen policeman and to the Druze community in the village of Yanuch-Jat in Northern Israel.

Upon publication of the initiative, many have come forward to help — including retired IDF officer, Erez Eshel, who was so impressed with the idea and unity behind it, that he offered to fund as many buses as necessary.

Saif’s funeral is scheduled for 2PM today in his village.


A quote from the late Chief Rabbi, Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Jewish law question and answer book, “Hazon Ovadia” — in response to a question if prayers should be said in the synagogue for a Druze IDF soldier who fell in the line of duty.

“A Druze IDF Solider who stood to protect Israel from the enemy, and was killed by an Ishmalite [Arab], and was protecting Israel’s security, it is fitting and proper to pray for his soul in the synagogue, as is appropriate [to pray] for righteous gentiles.”

Jameel adds: Is is our responsibility to honor this policeman’s memory, and express our feelings of gratitude and unity with the Druze community. They are fighting with us shoulder to shoulder for the security of Israel — and are putting their lives on the line.

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.

Almog Shiloni, Murdered In Tel Aviv Stabbing Laid to Rest [video]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Almog Shiloni is being laid to rest in the military cemetery of Mount Herzl, in Jerusalem. Shiloni was stabbed to death yesterday by a terrorist at the HaHaganah train station in Tel Aviv.

An estimated 1500 people came to escort Shiloni to his final resting place.

“We will never forget your smiles, which you spread so freely, with love, or your face that was half eyes and half smile” said Rabbi Tzvi Klebanow, the CEO of Friends of Nahal Haredi, during a eulogy. “We would always speak about your upcoming wedding, if you were prepared, what you were thinking, how you felt about it….G-d wanted something else, instead.”

Dalia Lemkos, 26, was murdered in a separate stabbing attack in Gush Etzion. She was laid to rest in her hometown of Tekoa this morning.

Baby Killed in Suspected Jerusalem Terror Ramming Attack

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The baby that was injured in the suspected terror attack this evening died in the hospital of her wounds.

A driver plowed through a group of commuters waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail injuring eight people, including the baby.

The driver was subsequently shot by a policeman as he tried to flee on foot.

The Arab driver, from the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, reportedly had served 14 months in jail for security related offenses.

Guard Protected Ma’ale Adumim in Terror Attack

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A security guard was wounded Tuesday morning when a terrorist stabbed him at the entrance to the northeastern Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim – a city that is home to nearly 40,000.

The guard, age 60,  fired at the terrorist but apparently missed; instead he was stabbed.

He was treated on the scene by Magen David Adom medics and then evacuated in fair to serious condition to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.

His attacker managed to escape towards the Arab village of Azariyya.

Israel’s Security Cabinet convened Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 pm at the offices of the Defense Ministry to discuss the next step following the withdrawal of IDF troops from Gaza as part of a 72-hour cease fire agreement.

In the past 24 hours there have been at least four terror attacks carried out within Israel’s borders, including two perpetrated in Jerusalem.

Avraham Wallis, hy’d, – the pedestrian killed in the attack by an Arab tractor terrorist in front of the Olive Tree Hotel on Shmuel HaNavi Street — was laid to rest on Tuesday.

More than a thousand men attended his funeral, held in Jerusalem, where the victim was a Mashgiach for Asra Kadisha at a construction site – meaning he supervised Jewish ritual parameters of the construction at the site.

Angela Merkel Adds Germany’s Voice to Condemnations

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added her voice to the chorus of world leaders who have weighed in with condemnations following the discovery of the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16 and Gilad Sha’ar, 16, who were murdered by their terrorist captors.

Merkel said she was “shocked” by the murders, calling it a “detestable act for which there is no excuse,” according to her spokesperson Steffen Seibert. He added the chancellor’s thoughts were with the families and friends of the teens.

The boys were kidnapped on June 12 while hitchhiking home for the Sabbath from their studies at yeshiva in Gush Etzion.

Initial forensic examination of their bodies indicates they were murdered shortly after they were kidnapped.

Their bodies were found in a cave located in a field near the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Halhul, just north of Hevron, in Judea.

Local Arab residents spent the day in fierce clashes with IDF soldiers and other security forces searching for the teens – clearly aware of what they would eventually find in their midst.

The Arabs hurled rocks and white paint at the windshield and windows of the IDF humvee ambulance that came to carry the boys’ bodies out of the area.

The clashes were similar to lethal road terror attacks visited upon drivers who travel on Highway 60, the main artery running from southern Judea north through Jerusalem and into Samaria.

The attackers did not succeed in distracting the IDF soldier driving the ambulance from successfully transporting his precious passengers out of the area and straight to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.

Netanyahu Vows on Jerusalem Day, ‘We Will Never Divide Our Heart. Never!’

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday evening in a passionate address marking the start of Jerusalem Day “never” to divide Jerusalem.

The day marks the 47th anniversary of the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation during the 1967 Six Day War, and the capital’s unification since. Jordanian forces expelled the Jews from their 3,000-year-old ancient capital in 1948 during Israel’s War of Independence.

The venue for Netanyahu’s speech – at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav Kook — was anything but accidental: In 2008, an Arab terrorist murdered eight boys and men and wounded 18 others in a shooting spree that left the learning hall and holy books covered in blood.

Netanyahu was blunt in his vows not to allow talks with the Palestinian Authority to get in the way of keeping Jerusalem united, despite diplomatic commitments to the “two-state solution” being forced on Israel by the U.S. and international community.

“Forty-seven years ago Jerusalem was reunited – that was the way it used to be and that is the way it will always be,” the prime minister stated.

Jerusalem is Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial Center), [Theodore] Herzl’s grave (the founder of Zionism – in the military cemetery at Mt. Herzl), and the Mount of Olives, where both my grandmother and grandfather are buried, as well as [former Prime Minister] Menachem Begin and our forefathers,” Netanyahu said.

“Jerusalem is also Har Tzion (Mt. Zion) and Har (Mount) Moria (the Temple Mount) and Jerusalem is the Western Wall – Israel eternal!”

Netanyahu vowed to keep Jerusalem united, saying, “Jerusalem is our heart, and we preserve our heart – the heart of the nation – and we will never divide our heart. Never!”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-vows-on-jerusalem-day-we-will-never-divide-our-heart-never/2014/05/28/

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