National Council of Young Israel
INTERNATIONAL TEFILLIN AND CANDLE LIGHTING DAYS (DEC 18TH - 19TH)
A Message from the wives of the fallen Rabbis of Har Nof
We are moved by and give our endorsement to the idea proposed by the National Council of Young Israel to have a worldwide Tefillin day, on Thursday, December 18, in honor of the Shloshim of our husbands. We ask all Jewish adult men around the world to take time on this day to put on Tefillin and say the Shma to fulfill the Mitzvah of Tefillin. Doing this Mitzvah would mean a lot to us as a continuation of the many mitzvoth that have been lovingly expressed by Our People as a statement of Achdus resulting from this tragedy.
Our husbands were wearing Tefillin and the Shma was the last prayer they had completed in full before being attacked.
We also encourage the idea for women worldwide to light candles for Shabbat and in the memory of our husbands along with the lighting of Chanukah candles on Friday December 19, the fourth night of Chanukah. The darkness of what happened to our families and lives could use the illumination of the Mitzvah of the lighting of these Shabbat candles and blessings.
These Mitzvahs are fitting ways to honor the memory of our husbands and actions that we believe they would have supported. We call on all Jews to perform these Mitzvahs and ask all Jewish organizations to help in these efforts.
Mrs. Chaya Levin and family
Mrs. Bryna Goldberg and family
Mrs. Yaacova Kupensky and family
Click on the link below to see the Shma prayer in English and Hebrew.