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Saturday, October 30, 2010

10 PM Funeral Arrangements (Update)

RivkA's funeral will be at
10 PM this evening
(Saturday night)

Signs around Jerusalem mistakenly say 8 PM, but the funeral will be at 10 PM.

Davening (prayer times) & Shiva (family condolences) Details:

Shacharit at 7 AM
Mincha at 4:40 PM
Arvit at 5:20 PM

During 12 - 3 PM every day the family will be on a break, so please do not come during those hours.

Visitors should not come later than 9:30 PM, to allow the family for private time as well.

If you need directions to the shiva, you can contact me at muqata@gmail.com

Shavua tov,


May RivkA's family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Please daven (or send happy thoughts) for the memory of RivkA bat Yishaya HaLevi.

With love and optimism, RivkA's family


Bernie said...
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Sarah said...

I know a lot of people from around the world will be checking this to find out a little bit about how the funeral went. It's late at night here in Israel and I'm sure most people are too tired to write much, but I just wanted to assure everyone that HUNDREDS of people came. We overflowed out of the funeral parlor and way out onto the plaza outside; the eulogies were put over a loudspeaker so we could all hear. Several rabbis who knew RivkA spoke, as well as a couple of her friends, her brother-in-law, her father, and her husband. There were a lot of tears and a lot of expressions of support and love for the family.

It seemed almost everyone stayed to escort RivkA's body to its final resting place (according to Jewish custom), in a nook at the Har Menuchot cemetery. As anyone could expect the family was devastated, but they have many good friends who will be there for them to help them get through the next few days and weeks.

The sound of hundreds of people being silent was deafening.

May her memory be blessed.

Joe K. said...

Thank you Sarah for posting so late at night.

LI Reader said...

Yes, Sarah; thank you!

mikimi said...

my heart aches for the family. i wish i could do something-anything.