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'Mourning Under Glass'

After losing his son in the 2008 Merkaz Harav massacre, Naftali Moses struggled to reconcile private grief with a very public memorial.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 5/4/2014, 10:48 AM

When an Arab terrorist gunned down Avraham David Moses, along with seven other people, in a brutal terrorist attack at the Merkaz Harav yeshiva high school in Jerusalem, his father Naftali found himself grappling with not only the loss of his firstborn son, but the unwelcome spotlight the tragedy shone on him and his family.

His book, Mourning Under Glass, was publish in 2011, three years after the massacre. Now, Naftali has released a touching promotional video for the book, which "traces the tensions between private mourning and public memorial, exploring the very real complexities of bereavement that few have pause to ponder."

After my first-born son, Avraham David, was murdered in the 2008 Mercaz Harav terror attack—I thought long and hard about what those memories meant—to me and to others. My book, Mourning Under Glass, traces the tensions between private mourning and public memorial, exploring the very real complexities of bereavement that few have pause to ponder.