Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Deaths of Murdered Israeli Teens



News broke a few hours ago that Israeli officials had discovered the bodies of missing Israeli teens Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach. Our hearts are broken by this devastating development.

Reform Movement voices from around the world have expressed their sadness at today’s news. To read statements from various entities within our Movement, click on the links below:

Jewish poet Alden Solovy wrote a powerful, painful Yizkor prayer titled “They Were Boys,” which congregations and Jewish communities may want to recite together this Shabbat in addition to Kaddish.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three murdered teenagers and with all who yearn for peace. Zichronam l’ivracha — may their memories be for a blessing.

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Deborah Goldberg

About Deborah Goldberg

Deborah Goldberg is an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant. She graduated in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis and is originally from Deerfield, IL where she is a member of Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim.

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  1. The Third Mother | Fresh Updates from RAC - July 1, 2014

    […] Reform Movement voices from around the world have expressed their sadness at the news of the deaths of Naftali, Gilad, and Eyal. To read statements from various entities within our Movement, be sure to look at the Religious Action Center’s roundup of statements. […]

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