Farewell Udi, Ruti, Yoav, Elad and baby Hadas

This should have been about the social workers’ strike

 anemones, red flowers

and spring wild flowers.

 However,

 five members of the Fogel family were murdered last Friday night

Fogel funeral

and came from Itamar to their final resting place in Jerusalem.

people going to Fogel funeral

People filled the streets on Sunday afternoon March 13, 2011.

Fogel funeral cameras

All the cameras

crowds walking to Fogel funeral

and photos cannot capture

the masses of people coming together at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery.

Fogel funeral crowd.

People stood

crowd at Fogel funeral

and sat

Fogel funeral crowd

where ever they could find in a free spot.

speaker at Fogel funeral

As rabbis, politicians and family members spoke

large  crowd at funeral

the crowds were mostly silent 

view of crowd at Fogel funeral

and somber.

somber mood funeral

Overwhelming emotions

crowd at Fogel funeral

 from thousands

and thousands of people

mourners at Fogel family funeral

who came together to farewell a family they did not personally know.

closeup of mourners at Fogel family funeral

As Psalms concluded the emotional service,

crowd going from Fogel funeral

the crowd surged forward toward the grave sites,

motorcycle

following the procession, sadly, respectfully and quietly…

sign Arabs kill Jews

with a few protest signs.

mourners leave Fogel family funeral

Then they walked back towards Jerusalem.

man resting after Fogel fuenral

It was an exhausting, painful day for all.

pictures of Fogel family members killed

May the Fogel family be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Photos Getting There

More photos at funeral       and more photos of funeral.

Updated on March 15, 2013, a good time to remember.


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