Torah Scroll Dedicated in Memory of Murdered Teens

September 17, 2014  

The owner of the Migdal Insurance company, Shlomo Eliyahu, donated an elaborate Torah scroll in the memory of murdered Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha’ar (hy”d) Tuesday, in an emotional ceremony attended by both the Yifrah family and Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. 

Eliahu, as well as his son, Migdal CEO Ofer Eliahu, were so impressed by the courage of the Yifrahs during their ordeal that they have decided to name the synagogue in the company building after Eyal as well, they announced. 

Eyal’s mother Iris spoke with great dignity on her son’s life, as well as his attachment to Torah and its values. 

“Our lives are not easy,” she said. “Sometimes it is difficult to bear, but the Jewish people united during the kidnapping, and didn’t leave our side – supporting us as if he [Eyal] had been their son.” 

“I have no doubt that Eyal, Naftali, and Gilad are watching us from above, along with the heavenly angels, to watch as this Torah scroll is dedicated in their names,” she added. 

Yifrah also thanked the Eliahus for taking care of their family during the ordeal, noting that Eliahu and his family showed up at their door from the moment the terrible news broke. 

“You took care of us, all of our needs, and helped us – thoughtfully and sensitively – as we dealt with this tragedy,” she said. 

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