What do we make of this horrific tragedy?
Two days after Yom Yerushalayim ...
The day after reciting the Prayer for Children composed by the Shela HaKodesh ...
On Rosh Chodesh Sivan ...
Baruch Dayan HaEmes
29 Iyar: A Special Day to Pray for our Children
On the 29th of Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar. Jewish tradition teaches that it is an opportune time to pray that our children grow up in health of body, mind, and soul. The best known prayer that our people have been using for hundreds of years is "A Parent's Prayer" composed by the holy Shl"a, a 17th Century Scholar and Kabbalist who is buried near the Rambam in Tiberias. Lazer Beams
Rosh Chodesh Sivan and a Horrific Accident Claims all but one of a Family, Six Children:
The accident claimed eight lives. There was only one survivor from the passengers of the vehicle, a 7-year-old girl who escaped with relatively minor injuries, but her entire family is gone.
The call arrived at Ichud Hatzalah at 01:25, reports of a vehicular accident on Derech Menachem Begin near Ulpana Junction in Tiveria. It appears the driver of the minivan lost control of the vehicle. The survivor, the girl, was found in the bushes, thrown from the vehicle which was engulfed in flames. She was transported to Poriah Hospital in Tiveria, listed in moderate condition. She was moved to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa during the night.
Tiveria police received a call for a vehicle with brake failure, dispatching a unit. While they were on the phone the dispatcher heard screams from the vehicle and the arriving unit saw the minivan crash and flip over, then burst into flames.
Firefighters, EMS and rescue personnel were horrified as the site after the flames were extinguished. The magnitude of the tragedy quickly became apparent to all on the scene, as well as the reality that there was nothing to do but to address the issue of kovod ha’meis.
The family that was killed in fatal crash R”L resided in Moshav Bar-Yochai in the north, near Kever Rashbi.
For the names of the Family and members, please see source articles.
However, please continue being mispallel for the lone survivor of the family, Rachel Efrat bat Yehudit
Sources: YWN and YWN
Please also see Sole Crash Survivors: A Little Girl and a Bible. A Bible was the only possession not damaged in the horrific car crash that left one young girl alive to mourn for eight family members.