Heartbreaking Speech From Wife Of Covid Victim On Day Of Son’s Bris

Soon everyone will give me blessings to raise him to the Torah and to the canopy and good deeds. I will look up, and I will try to imagine Yaakov answering Amen from heaven.

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Eight months ago, a young father named Yaakov Atias was tragically ripped apart from his family after he contracted Covid. Despite being young, the father-of-four's condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away after three short weeks under intensive care in Assaf Harofeh Hospital. What he never knew was that his wife was expecting their fifth child at the time.

Yesterday, the baby’s brit was held.

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On the morning of the brit, Yaakov’s widow shared her raw feelings with the world:

"Today with G-d's help we will celebrate my baby's brit. Every Jewish mother is excited before her son's brit, but I also feel raw pain and fear. I look down at my baby's angelic face, and I can’t help but worry about so many things. Who will hold him when I hand him over to the circumciser? Who will wipe away his little tears? Who will give over his name?...Soon everyone will give me blessings to raise him to the Torah and to the canopy and good deeds. I will look up, and I will try to imagine Yaakov answering Amen from heaven."

Following the emotional bris, Yocheved turned to Am Yisroel and requested help to raise her kids Tamar, Yael, Tuli, and the baby:

"I am filled with fear. Until today I have worked as a sheitel macher and we tried to live simply, but now I am going on maternity leave. The cabinets are bare and I have no one to support me. I need to be both a mother and a father for my kids, now emotionally and physically, in every single way. If anyone can help me, please do.”

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