Full Text Israel Political Brief March 23, 2015: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Sassoon Family

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PM Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Sassoon Family

Source: PMO, 3-23-15

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a condolence letter to the Sassoon family which lost seven children last Shabbat in a fire in Brooklyn. The children were laid to rest in Jerusalem earlier this evening.

Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote to Gabriel, the father of the family:

“Dear Gabriel,

I was deeply shocked to hear about the tragic deaths of your beloved children, Eliane, David, Rivka, Yehoshua, Moshe, Sarah and Yaakov. From what I have heard about them, they were children imbued with values, who were a source of pride and joy for you. Each one of your children was a world unto him or herself, unique and special. There is no greater sorrow than the loss of children and the pain is even greater because they were so young. The entire Jewish People feels your pain.

As a family with faith, your dear ones embody the verse (Leviticus 10:3), ‘Through those that are close to Me will I be sanctified’. May you find the inner strength to cope with the tragedy that has befallen your family. May the memories of your children be a source of strength and consolation. I wish a full and quick recovery to your wife Gayle and your daughter Tziporah.

Yours in deep grief over the loss of seven pure souls,

Sincerely,

Benjamin Netanyahu.”

ראש הממשלה נתניהו שלח מכתב תנחומים לבני משפחת ששון ששבעה מילדיה נספו בשריפה בברוקלין
23/03/2015
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ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו שלח היום מכתב תנחומים לבני משפחת ששון ששבעה מילדיה נספו בשבת בשריפה בברוקלין והובאו הערב למנוחות בירושלים.

במכתב כתב ראש הממשלה נתניהו לאב המשפחה: “גבריאל היקר, שמעתי בזעזוע עמוק על מותם הטראגי של ילדיך האהובים אליען, דוד, רבקה, יהושע, משה, שרה ויעקב. ממה ששמעתי אודותם, אני למד על ילדים ערכיים שהיוו מקור גאווה ושמחה עבורכם. כל אחד מילדיך היה עולם ומלואו, יחיד ומיוחד. אין יגון גדול יותר מאובדן בנים ובנות, והייסורים גדולים עוד יותר כשמדובר בילדים רכים בשנים. עם ישראל כולו כואב את כאבכם.

כמשפחה מאמינה נתקיים ביקיריכם הפסוק ‘בקרוביי אקדש’ – במקורבים אליי אקדש. מי ייתן ותמצא את תעצומות הנפש להתמודד עם האסון שפקד את המשפחה כולה, ותשאב מזיכרון ילדיך מקור כח ונחמה. אני מאחל רפואה שלמה והחלמה מלאה לרעייתך גייל ולבתך ציפורה. עמכם ביגונכם העמוק על אובדן ילדיכם, שבע נשמות טהורות. בברכה, בנימין נתניהו”.

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