JERUSALEM — Seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a harmful New York chateau glow over a weekend were being laid to rest Monday after being flown to Israel for burial.
Dozens of mourners, including a arch rabbi of Israel, attended a romantic service, that was regularly interrupted by anguished cries.
“Why seven?” Seven pleasing lilies,” their father, Gabriel Sasson, cried out during a eulogy. “So pure. So pure.”
The bodies of a Sassoon siblings, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight from New York and whisked divided to Jerusalem in a procession escorted by police.
The bodies, wrapped in shrouds, were displayed on stretchers for a commemorative use in a room swarming with dozens of mourners. After a service, they were to be buried during Jerusalem’s categorical cemetery.
David Lau, Israel’s arch rabbi for Ashkenazi — or European — Jews, described a glow as an accursed tragedy and urged a family to sojourn strong. “Each one is a flower in God’s garden,” he said.
The glow has cracked a ultra-Orthodox Jewish village in a Midwood community of Brooklyn. Investigators trust it was caused when a prohibited plate, left on for a Jewish Sabbath, malfunctioned, environment off abandon that incinerated a stairs of their home, trapping a children in their second-floor bedrooms as they slept.
The glow killed 3 girls and 4 boys. Both a mom and a daughter — Gayle Sassoon and 14-year-old Siporah Sassoon — sojourn in vicious condition.
The tragedy had some reconsidering a use of gripping prohibited plates on for a Sabbath, a common complicated process of obeying tradition prohibiting a use of glow on a holy day.
Israeli media have pronounced a family lived in Jerusalem before relocating to New York dual years ago.
Alon Edri, who identified himself as a rabbi and relations of a family, pronounced it was poignant for a eremite family to be buried in a Holy Land.
“We trust that being buried in Israel is critical since all of your sins are afterwards absolved,” he said.