As Israel reels following the horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday morning, five victims wounded in the attack remain hospitalized, but there is good news - one of the wounded has regained consciousness.
Four of the five are hospitalized in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, with two still in critical condition, one suffering moderate to mild wounds, and another lightly wounded. The fifth victim is receiving treatment at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, where he is classified as being in moderate condition.
Dr. Yigal Shoshan, director of neurosurgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem, was quoted by Walla! as saying the two victims who were critically wounded were given surgery overnight.
The doctor reported that following the surgery, one of the seriously wounded victims regained consciousness, saying "he's still in shock, but he doesn't stop telling us about what happened."
The second victim in critical condition is currently stable according to Shoshan, but he remarked "we still have work to do." He added that the moderately wounded victim still needs surgery on his hand.
In the attack, two Arab terrorists murdered four Jews as they prayed in the Har Nof synagogue with hatchets, knives and guns. The four included Rabbi Moshe Twersky, hy"d, 'Rosh Kollel' for the 'Torat Moshe' yeshiva; Rabbi Kalman Levine, hy"d; Aryeh Kupinsky, hy"d, and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, hy"d.
A fifth victim in the attack was Druze police officer Zidan Nahad Seif, who was shot in the head by the terrorists as he tried to defend the synagogue. Seif will be buried on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in his hometown of Yanuh-Jat in the Galilee.
Ahead of Seif's burial, a hareidi initiative began online to organize transportation to the funeral and pay respects to the officer.
Organizers of the campaign say free buses have been pulled together leaving from Jerusalem's Binyanei Hauma near the Central Station, and that the service was funded by an anonymous hareidi donor.
Meanwhile, worshipers have already returned to the Kehillat Yaakov synagogue, holding morning prayers Wednesday - exactly one day after the attack.
In addition to local residents, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) and Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman joined the shacharit prayers in an act of solidarity.