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Friday, May 18, 2007

Sderot: A Synagogue's Story

<-- Photo: Reuters


Photo: Tsafrir Abayov -->


A synagogue in Sderot


From joy...
...to sorrow


(Both pictures via Ynet)

(Notice how the pictures of the Gedolim stayed on the wall.)

B"H, the Hachnasat Sefer Torah was winding down before the rocket hit.
Arutz Sheva reports:

A rocket fired from Gaza slammed into a synagogue just minutes after some 300 celebrants had left after the hours-long ceremony bringing the Torah scroll to its new home.
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The house of prayer was damaged and those who had remained to tidy up after the joyful dancing, left the synagogue in tears, many suffering shock.
Some pointed to the Divine protection that had shielded the hundreds of dancing and singing Jews who had left the building just moments before. “If people had not gone home,” said Moti Shitrit,” many would have been killed. G-d rescued us.” Mr. Shitrit was one of those who had stayed to clean up.

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