Friday, July 16, 2010

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The Menorah Funeral - Photos

News reports from July 14th informed us of a significant tragedy for a Jewish family…

Four Israelis, including a grandfather and three teenage grandchildren visiting from Israel, were killed in Michigan Tuesday when their small Beechcraft plane crashed. The only survivor is a 13-year-old grandson who apparently fell out of the aircraft and is listed in critical condition with severe burns.

The pilot lost control, apparently due to a technical failure, and the light aircraft dived on to an Interstate highway, hitting the median, overturning and bursting into flames.

The grandfather, a resident of Skokie, Illinois, near Chicago, was identified as Moshe Menorah.  The dead grandchildren were identified as Sara and Rickie, age 17, and Racheli, age 15.

Today, Erev Shabbat, the grandchildren were buried in the American Jewish cemetery outside Beit Shemesh, and the grandfather was buried in Har Nof.  A visiting bocher knew the family and attended with my son.  Here are the pictures they took of the funeral…

The crowed at the chapel at the Eitz ChaChaim cemetary outside of Beit Shemesh, Israel. Different synagogues and Jewish organizations in the US reserve sections for their members resting places in Israel here.

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Escorting the bodies to the graves…

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The father and brother, may Hashem comfort the mourners of tziyon and Yerushalayim.

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The interment…

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On to Har Nof for the grandfather…

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Hespedim…

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The father spoke…

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May the family be comforted among the mourners of tziyon and Yerushalayim, and may the Jewish people know from no more tragedies.

The father is sitting shiva in Beit Shemesh.

3 comments:

Shiloh said...

I certainly hope we are finished with our sadness. Though we can't be physically visiting the family, I know it affects us all. May the father and family be
comforted by haShem.

bubby of 10 said...

I was at the levaya for the Menorah family in Chicago. The pamphlets given out at the levaya by the funeral home, gave me the chills. The names listed on the pamphlet were Moshe, Sara, Rivka, Rochel.In that order, according to their ages. Moshe, the greatest leader of the Jewish people,and the Imahos, in the correct order. There has to be a message here. Does anyone know what this is supposed to mean?

neshama said...

Bubby of 10, you have noticed something amazing. I don't know what this means, but maybe something will come overnite. That is most striking.

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