A Request from the Four Bereft Widows in Har Nof

A request from the four widows of the victims of the Har Nof synagogue massacre and their families.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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"Rejoice you peoples, for G-d will avenge the blood of His servants and atone for His land and people" (Dvarim 32)

With tears and hearts broken over the blood that has been spilled, the blood of our martyred and sanctified husbands, the heads of our homes (Hy"d):

We turn to our brothers and sisters, everyone from the House of Israel, wherever they may be, to stay united so as to merit compassion and mercy from on High.

We should take upon ourselves to increase love and brotherliness between man and his fellow man, between our various communities and among different sectors of society.

Our request is that each and every person take upon himself or herself at the time of welcoming the Shabbat, that this Shabbat, Shabbat Parashat Toldot, will be one in which we express our love for one another, a day on which we refrain from speaking divisively or criticizing others.

Doing so will be a great merit (zchut) for the souls of our husbands, slaughtered in sanctification of G-d's blessed Name.

May G-d look down from Above, see our pain, and wipe away our tears. May He proclaim: "Enough suffering, enough grief",  and may we merit the coming of the Redemption speedily and in our days, amen, amen.

Signed with broken hearts:

Chaya Levine

Breine Goldberg

Yakova Kupinsky

Bashi Twersky

and children.

(Note: this is a translation from Hebrew. The original letter has the signatures of the four women)