Daily Israel Report

Rehovot Praying for Comfort After Tragedy

Rabbi Eitan Eizman said Rehovot is praying for faith and comfort after six members of a family were killed in a fire.
By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 3/28/2012, 6:09 PM

Rehovot wae shocked and devastated over the deaths of six members of the Shaer family in a fatal fire on Monday night.

38-year-old Guy Shaer and his five children - Eliav, 11, Evyatar, 8, Amitai, 7, Shira, 3, and one-year-old Itamar – were killed in the fire that broke out in their home. They left behind Avivit, the wife and mother, who just last week lost her brother to cancer.

Rabbi Eitan Eizman, Head of Noam and Tzvia Educational Institutions, told Arutz Sheva, "We are now in hard times. A whole family died in a fire. Only the mother survived. We must have great faith to be comforted in these difficult times."

"We pray to the Holy One Blessed Be He that he comfort all of the students and the parents who have bad times. We talk about the verse '...and Your faithfulness in the night.' And even in these difficult times, the Holy One Blessed Be He he will help us ad give us great strength and seal us for good," he said.