Rabbi Yehuda Ben-Yishai, father of Ruth Fogel who was murdered with her husband Udi and three of their children one year ago, spoke on Wednesday at the dedication of the Mishkan Ehud Beit Midrash in Itamar.
“Mishkan Ehud is a living testimony to the ability of the people of Israel to stand up and be revived,” said Rabbi Ben-Yishai. “I look at the holy ark, made up of stones and rocks, seemingly without life - and yet in this ark is the Book of Life. From these rocks comes out life.”
He added, “Rabbi Ehud and his wife Ruth were really rocks. From the outside they seemed like ordinary people. And yet so many things are growing out of them. From these rocks so many lives come out.”