Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bad News Travels Fast

A terrible tragic accident caused a death in the area on Friday.  Unfortunately, the community affected is too experienced and "professional" in handling and organizing all the logistics.  The support and technical "systems" went into high gear before Shabbat.  Everyone who could rallied around to help and support.

After Shabbat there was a funeral.  Masses and masses of people arrived to bid farewell.  Israeli funerals are extremely large, especially in small, close-knit communities.  The math doesn't make sense.  But the phenomenon is very common.  It doesn't matter if it is day or night, going to a funeral is considered necessary here.

People are volunteering to care, cook and shop for the mourning family.

HaMakom yenachem....
May G-d comfort the mourners...

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