Dear Friends,

There are no words. Frightening images that conjure up memories of a dark past. The image of Jewish men, crowned in tallit and tefillin, lying dead in cold blood. Prayerbooks stained with Jewish blood…

To our beloved brothers and sisters, the Goldberg, Kupinsky, Levine and Twersky families: Our entire nation weeps along with you. The terrorists did not kill your loved ones because they knew them. They did it because they wanted to kill Jews. When they stabbed your beloved family members, they stabbed each and every one of us. And we all mourn with you. May their souls be gathered up in the bundle of life, and may they intercede on High for you, and for all of Israel.

Let us continue to pray for those who are still fighting for their lives; may G‑d send them a speedy and complete recovery!

And to those in the seat of power, I share the question we all ask: How much longer can this go on? Is it not high time to finally ensure true safety and security throughout the Holy Land?

With wishes of only good news,

Mendy Kaminker
on behalf of the Editorial Team