Friday, March 25, 2011

Tefillos Needed! Names of children in critical condition after Jerusalem bombing

URGENT!! There are still a number of children who are in critical condition after the terror attack on Wednesday. Tragically, the terrorists yimach shmam v'zichram detonated the bomb as many young people waited for the bus, including three 8th-graders from a cheder in Netivot had been in Yerushalayim for an exam to get into yeshiva. The One Family Fund has issued a call to pray for their quick and complete recovery (via Arutz Sheva).

  • Odelia Nechama bat Michal suffered serious head injuries and is in intensive care. Her life is still in danger.
  • Natan Daniel ben Shulamit, a 17-year-old student, suffered massive internal injuries and has had a number of internal organs removed.
  • Leah Bracha bat Shoshana, a 19-year-old seminary student, suffered burns to her legs and arms as well as serious shock.
  • David Amoyal (David ben Sara), the owner of the snack stand next to the bus stop who told the people who were in the area to run away and then called the police, and was on the phone with them when the bomb exploded.  Amoyal suffered injuries to his legs, feet and lower body and is listed in moderate condition.
  • Sasson ben Shulamit suffered lower body injuries and serious post-traumatic symptoms.
  • Ad Shapira, an 18-year-old who is about to complete high school, suffered light orthopedic injuries and is in good condition in hospital.
  • Shilo ben Ofra, 15 years old, suffered burns and fractures to his legs and lower abdomen.  He is sedated in intensive care.
  • Daniel ben Nurit, 13 years old, suffered lacerations and shrapnel injuries to his lower extremities, and is likely to be released from the hospital before Shabbat.
  • Elchanan ben Alona, 14 years old, suffered serious injuries to his feet. One ankle and three of his toes were crushed. He has had one operation and will require more surgery. He will likely be in the hospital at least 2-3 weeks.
  • Netanel ben Shlomit, an 18-year-old who works as a security guard at the bus station, was injured in the abdomen had surgery.  He is now recuperating in the hospital.
  • Yisrael ben Dina - 8th-grader from Netivot (via I'm a mother forum
  • Shaindel bat Raizel - Another seminary (post high school) girl learning in Israel this year was operated on last night from the Jerusalem bombing yesterday. (from the Har Nof list via I'm a mother forum)

To pray for the victims:
  • Say a chapter or several chapters of Tehillim - Psalms (especially Pslams 6, 10, 20, 41, 121, or if you have more time, say the verses of Psalm 119 corresponding to the letters of the name of the victim), and then after your reading, say the following: Please, Ribbono shel Olam (Master of the World), may the merit of saying these Psalms go to the healing of Odelia Nechama bas Michal and...
  • Write their names on a slip of paper, and insert them in the 5th blessing of the Amidah (Refa'enu), right before the words 'ki el rofe'. Before the names, if your siddur does not have it, you can say: Yehi Ratzon Milfanecha Adonai Eloheinu v'Elohei Avoteinu, shetishlach mehera refuah shlema min hashamayim, refuat hanefesh u'refuat haguf lacholah [name of a girl] v'lacholeh [name of a boy]... (and so on v'lacholah or v'lacholeh followed by the names)
  • Women: write their names on a slip of paper, and pray for them when you light the Shabbos candles. You can also ask for their healing in the memory of the Baba Sali, the great tzaddik who did much chessed for Am Yisrael from the town Netivot, where some of the boys are from. If you don't do so already, consider starting to light Shabbos candles (18 minustes before sunset on Friday evening) for the healing of these children.

May Hashem send all of the injured a complete and speedy healing, and in the merit of these children and all of the tefillos, mitzvas, and yesurim b'ahava (sufferings of love) of Am Yisrael, may we merit to see a complete and speedy geulah, with no delay!! To stay strong during these times, see Shirat Devorah on the Rebbe's prophecy unfolding before our very eyes.

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