August 13, 2004

Father of 7 Murdered by Terrorist

Shlomo Miller, 50, a father of 7 was murdered today by Arab terrrorist. The murderer was a member of the Palestinian Authority's Preventative Security Force.

THe funeral for Shlomo Miller is now; 4pm. Jewish burials normally take place within twenty-four hours of death. As tonight is Shabbat, the burial is being held today.

I can not imagine the agony of this Shabbat for the family. As I sit with my loved ones tonight it will be hard not to think about the pain this family will be going through; who to say Kiddush (the blessing over the wine)? Make Hametzi(blessing over the bread? ) The pain of the family as they gather to welcome in the Shabbat Queen, but who is there to comfort the widow?

May Hashem grant them comfort, and may the children grow to a world of peace.

via Arutz Sheva.

I am sorry for leaving bad news after all.

I pray the British Journalist will be released safely and soon.

Posted by Rachel Ann at August 13, 2004 02:09 PM

Shabat Shalom, Rachel.

Posted by: RP at August 13, 2004 03:43 PM

latest news: the journo was released! check out

Posted by: the letter b at August 13, 2004 05:14 PM

sorry, i meant check *it* out

Posted by: the letter b at August 13, 2004 05:15 PM

I am glad he is alive. I think it a bit odd that he thanked his kidnappers though.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at August 14, 2004 10:00 PM

perhaps for sparing his life? anyways i thought he looked a tad arabic apart from his ability to speak the language. only to confirm by reports that his real name is andrew nassim but had it changed by deed poll so that he could find more work.

Posted by: the letter b at August 15, 2004 08:57 AM

I don't know. It is a bit odd. And I loved his explanation of why they treated him nicely; because he is a journalist. He accepts this without comment.

But I don't want to judge a person just on their name. It does make me suspicious though.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at August 15, 2004 09:34 AM
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