Sunday, August 18, 2013

Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet (updated with shiva times)

With great sadness, I am reporting the tragic passing of my beloved mother-in-law, Mrs. Anne Samson, who was killed in a car accident on Friday. My father-in-law was released from hospital on Sunday.

The levaya is planned for 3:30pm today (Tuesday) at Eretz HaChayim on route 38. The plane is expected to arrive on time. (Although a large number of people are expected to come, I am not sure that it makes sense to arrive too early, because there is another funeral immediately beforehand.)

My wife and sister are sitting shiva in Israel at the Rosenstein's, Nachal Refaim 7/2, until Monday morning; my father-in-law, who is not yet able to travel, is sitting shivah in LA.

Shiva times in Ramat Bet Shemesh are as follows:
Wednesday: Shacharis 7:30am. Shiva times: After shachris, 11am - 2pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Mincha/Maariv - 7:05pm
Thursday: 11am - 2pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm
Motzei Shabbos: 9pm - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 2pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please respect the times above. If you are traveling from afar, please call 052-662-3256 if you arrive at an off-time to confirm their availability.


  1. As someone who has, unfortunately, gone through a shiva for an in-law taken tragically early, I have some idea what you are going through. May you and your wife be a comfort to each other and your family in this difficult time.

    Hamakom Yinachem Etchem b'toch Shaar Aveilei Tziyon v'Yerushalayim

  2. this is terrible news, Rabbi. My sincere condolences - and may you and your family find comfort and solace in this most difficult time, and may you have a New Year filled with only blessings.

  3. HaMakom y'nahem etchem b'toch sh'ar avelei Tziyon vi'Yerushalayim.

  4. May god be with you all on this hard times, be strong and take care off dear Lee,
    Aviv gil
    Lee's driver


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