Monday, March 23, 2015

Coffins of Sassoon Family Arrive in Israel

The coffins of the victims of the fire disaster in Brooklyn have arrived in Israel.

Elian (16), David (12), Rivka (11), Yehoshua (10), Moshe (8), Sara (6), and Yaakov (5) Sassoon died after a hot plate apparently malfunctioned. Orthodox Jews leave hot plates on during Shabbat to keep food warm, in accordance with halacha.

The blaze trapped the family inside their home as they slept.

The mother of the family, Gail, 45, and daughter Tzipora, 14, escaped by jumping out of a window. They are currently in critical condition in a local hospital.

The funeral procession began Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, and will end in Jerusalem, where the bodies will be buried later today.

Arutz 7 Reports

The father and family say goodbye in the airport before flying to Israel for burial

כאב לב עצום. האב גבריאל ששון בדמעות ובכי על ילדיו שנספו: "הקרבתי את הכל. אשתי ממש נשרפה. כבשים בני שנה, שבעה תמימים. הנה לפניכם שבעה כבשים תמימים. אליאן, רבקה, דוד, יהושע, משה, שרה ויעקב. שבעה שושנים - שבעה  כבשים תמימים

Bodies Of Sassoon Children Arrive At Levaya In Jerusalem

Chief Rabbis at Sassoon Levayah

More of the Levaya in Israel

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please take this very personal video down! These people deserve some modicum of privacy.