Bereaved Mother: Ascend Temple in Hallel's memory

Rina Ariel, mother of murdered Hallel-Yaffa Ariel, calls for people to join her in ascending Temple Mount in her daughter's memory.

Shai Landesman,

Hallel, pictured with her mother, had always wanted to be a dancer
Hallel, pictured with her mother, had always wanted to be a dancer
Courtesy of the family

A week after 13-year-old Hallel-Yaffa Ariel was murdered in her bed in Kiryat Arba, her mother is calling for Jews to join the family in ascending the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in Hallel's memory.

The bereaved mother, Rina, posted a video online after ending the week-long "Shiva" mourning period, in which she invites people to come ascend the Temple Mount with her and her family next Tuesday, and explains why they've decided upon this plan.

"A week ago exactly, a terrorist broke into our house, and slaughtered our daughter, stabbing her in her heart. We've just ended our week of mourning, and we feel a need to strengthen not only our hearts, but the hearts of the entire Jewish people," the Rina opened, "Our heart, and the Jewish people's heart, resides in the Temple Mount, and this Tuesday, we call on everyone to ascend to the Mount in purity, at 8:30."

Ariel made sure to clarify that the plan isn't meant as an act of aggression or offense against anyone.

"Don't join us from a place of hate or war, but from a place of strengthening our hearts. Whoever, for whatever reason, can't come up to the mount, come and be with us below it, give us support, so that we'll have strength, and the heart of the Jewish people will continue beating."




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