Our hearts go out to the Sassoon family upon the tragic loss of their seven children, killed by a fire that tore through their Brooklyn home this past Shabbat, as we say additional Psalms for the surviving mother, Gilah bat Tziporah, and sister, Tziporah bat Gilah, who are in critical condition, and do good deeds in their merit.

Let us channel our collective deep pain into additional good deeds in the merit of the precious souls of Eliana, Rivkah, Sarah, David, Yehoshua, Moshe and Yaakov, of blessed memory. Their spirits will surely live on with their surviving family and all of us forever.

In these hectic days before Passover, let us thank G‑d for all of the blessings with which He provides us and take a moment to hug our children more tightly.