December 16, 2005

Joy and Sorrow

So the phone has been ringing the door bell buzzing and cakes and cookies and all sort of goodies are coming in to the house in honor of my daughter's Bat Mitzvah.
The Kiddish is tomorrow and the Artist is very happy. New dress, new necklace, pretty new hair things and friends abound.

I just wanted to catch up on the news.

Kind of wish I didn't.
There are five children who are going to have a very sad Shabbat tomorrow. Their father has been killed, murdered, mercilessly stripped from their lives.
May Hashem grant them comfort and healing in the trying times ahead. May Hashem take some of the joy that has come my way and place it in their heart to help the bitterness. May they be comforted among the mourners of Tzion.

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 16, 2005 01:49 PM | TrackBack

Congratulations to your daughter and to you for helping her to achieve this very momentous occasion! How proud you must be of her and all she has learned! May HaShem rain down blessings upon the whole family!! I would gladly bring food too, if you were just a bit closer in location! (Well, if I was just a bit closer to where you live that is!! I wish!!)

How terribly sad for that dear little family who have to bury the dad now!! May those who caused this be repaid for their deed. So sadly demented and misinformed they are...but you know how it is the world over...not many really are interested in WHO Abraham believed in, are they?

Posted by: Elizabeth at December 17, 2005 08:07 PM

It is so truly sad for that family. My heart goes out to them.

Mazel Tov for you and your daughter though. :)

Posted by: esther at December 18, 2005 11:56 PM

Mazel Tov for you and your daughter.

And a prayer for the family that will always have a hole in their hearts where their father belongs.

Posted by: Julia at December 19, 2005 01:19 PM

Mazal tov.

The murdered man's brother works on Arutz 7 and where I teach.

Posted by: muse at December 20, 2005 05:42 PM
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