Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The sad and so difficult day

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An unusual tombstone, made from our local stone, in Meitar cemetery

After 18 long days of hoping and praying, waiting and searching, the bodies of Israel's three kidnapped boys were found yesterday.
The funeral services will begin soon for 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach  at the synagogue in the family's home community of Elad;   of 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel will depart from the synagogue in his home town of Nof Ayalon;  and  of 16-year-old Gil-Ad Shaer will depart from the central synagogue in his home town of Talmon.

Everyone will then come together at the cemetery in Modiin where the boys will be laid to rest side by side. 

 May God somehow console their parents and families. 
A whole nation comes together in mourning. 
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Live coverage now of the very moving funerals. Watch even if you don't know Hebrew.

Follow the liveblog at The Times of Israel for full information.
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11 comments:

VP said...

Forgive my bluntness, but clearly hoping and praying is not enough.

Dina said...

VP, yes, that's why the army and police and the Field School volunteers were out searching 24/7 until they found the bodies. All the rest of us came together in spirit in support of the three families and this feeling of unity was equally important.

Hels said...

Three beautiful young lads... how will their parents ever survive their loss? I remember when my boys were teenagers :(

cieldequimper said...

There are things I will never understand. Never in a million years...

crystal said...

Sorry, Dina. Prayers for their families.

Maggie Ann said...

How heartbreaking!

Petrea Burchard said...

It's very sad.

Birdman said...

The word Sadness just cannot hold enough grief.
Peace.

Spiderdama said...

So very sad..

William Kendall said...

It made the news here as well. Heart rending.

José Mendonça said...

I've been following this on the news and it's so very sad. I'm so afraid of the consequences...