Monday, December 17, 2012

School Massacre's Jewish Victim

Nadene Goldfoot
One of the 26 massacred at  Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut was a Jewish child, Noah Posner, aged 6, who was laid to rest first according to the Jewish custom of being buried within the first 24 hours.  Rabbi Shaul Praver of Edath Israel Congregation said that the massacre is "proof that much evil is in the world."  He told the worshippers on Saturday that what you've got right now is as good as life is ever going to be; your family, your friends and your house.  The congregation also paid their respects to  6 year old Ben Weiler, another child massacred at the school.  His parents used to volunteer at Edath Israel though he was not Jewish and said good bye to him as well.  20 children and 6 educators were killed in this shooting tragedy.  This New England town of 27,000 will be forever affected by 20 year old killer's rage.  

 Noah's  twin sister, Arielle, who he called his best friend, was in a different classroom.  They have an 8 year old sister, Sophia, and the three of them were always playing together.  Noah's mother is a nurse.

Noah was "smart as a whip," gentle and rambunctious, said his uncle, Alexis Haller of Woodinville, Washington.  "He loved to read and liked to figure out how things worked mechanically.  His birthday was 2 weeks ago and he received a new Wii.  He would have become a great man and would have grown up to be a great dad."

His mother would tell him she loved him and he would answer, "Not as much as I love you, Mom."

Resource:  Arutz Sheva
Oregonian newspaper; 12/17/12 page A4 Victims:

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