#EyalGiladNaftali – Rabbi Weinreb Webcast

01 Jul 2014

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#EyalGiladNaftali — Rabbi Weinreb webcast

Jewish communities around the world stand united in grief in the face of the senseless murders of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel.

After the unprecedented unity of 18 days of shared grief, fear and hope, Klal Yisrael now confronts difficult questions, some unanswerable. Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President, Emeritus, of the Orthodox Union, addressed the topic:

“Were Our Tears Shed in Vain? A Torah Response to an Unspeakable Tragedy”


Rabbi Weinreb’s gentle words of consolation, especially to the parents of “our” three boys, was webcast live from Congregation Tifereth Israel in Passaic, NJ.

In his remarks, Rabbi Weinreb, a longtime congregational rabbi and psychologist, discusses facing pain, empathy with the pain of others, the real meaning of Ahavas Yisrael, unanswered prayers, where God fits in, lessons for parents, a special message for teens, suffering for the Land of Israel, and the path ahead.

If you are having difficulties viewing the webcast, please email miriamw@ou.org or call 347-826-3115.

Learn in Memory of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali

For other OU.org resources related to this devastating event, including how to discuss this with children, click here.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.