Yesterday we honored our fathers and grandfathers, those wonderful men who have been such wonderful, positive role models in our lives.
I could not help thinking all day of the fathers and mothers of the three Israeli students who were shockingly kidnapped Thursday evening in the Gush Etzion area near their yeshiva. Our hearts go out to them while they await news of their children. Israel has undertaken a massive manhunt and sweeping raids in order to locate their whereabouts. They have instituted road blocks around the Hebron area in order to prevent their possible transfer into Gaza.
Our community joins with the entire Jewish people in praying for the safe return of Naftali Frenkel (Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel), Gilad Sha'ar (Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim and Eyal Yifrach (Eyal ben Iris Teshura). We offer our thoughts and heartfelt prayers for their safe return to the waiting arms of their loving families.