Toulouse Widow Comforts Rehovot Widow (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 03/29/12)
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Eva Sandler, who lost her husband and two sons in the shooting attack
in Toulouse last week, came on Wednesday to comfort Avivit Shaer, who
lost her husband and five children in a fatal fire in Rehovot earlier
Channel 2 News reported that the meeting between the two was
emotional and that no eye was left dry.
“I really believe that the Almighty really loves us,” Shaer told
Sandler. “Everything he does is ultimately good. We cannot understand
what this good is because we are limited in our intellect and
knowledge. G-d gave and G-d took away.”
Shaer also reportedly told Sandler, who is considering making aliyah
immediately after the holidays but has not yet made a final
decision, “There is no place like the Holy Land, come to Israel.”
After the meeting with Shaer, Sandler went on to the airport and flew
to France where she will celebrate Passover with her parents.
On Monday, Avivit’s husband 38-year-old Guy Shaer and their five
children - Eliav, 11, Evyatar, 8, Amitai, 7, Shira, 3, and one-year-
old Itamar – were killed in the fire that broke out in their home.
Avivit, the wife and mother, just last week lost her brother to
cancer. Since the tragedy, the city of Rehovot and particularly the
Najara neighborhood where the Shaers live, has expressed its shock
and devastation over the deaths.
Rabbi Eitan Eizman, Head of Noam and Tzvia Educational Institutions,
told Arutz Sheva, "We are now in hard times. A whole family died in a
fire. Only the mother survived. We must have great faith to be
comforted in these difficult times."
"We pray to the Holy One Blessed Be He that he comfort all of the
students and the parents who have bad times. We talk about the
verse ´...and Your faithfulness in the night.´ And even in these
difficult times, the Holy One Blessed Be He he will help us ad give
us great strength and seal us for good," he said.
“It’s hard to digest,” Moshe Tam, head of the Najara neighborhood
council, told Arutz Sheva. “The Najara neighborhood isn’t digesting
the tragedy. All the residents of the neighborhood are in shock. All
of Rehovot, the entire country I think, have been hit by this. I
still don’t understand what happened here. Let’s hope we can overcome
Tam promised that the neighborhood’s residents will help the widow
and bereaved mother, Avivit.
“She lost everything. She’s been left with nothing. No children, no
husband. We’ll help her,” he said. “The people in this neighborhood
have lived together for 60 years. In cases like this people know how
to help.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/29/12)
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