NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a harmful residence fire in Brooklyn over a weekend were being laid to rest Monday after being flown to Israel for burial.
Dozens of mourners, including a arch rabbi of Israel, attended a romantic service, that was regularly interrupted by anguished cries.
“Why seven?” Seven pleasing lilies,” their father, Gabriel Sasson, cried out during a eulogy. “So pure. So pure.”
The bodies of a Sassoon siblings, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight from New York and whisked divided to Jerusalem in a procession escorted by police.
Their bodies, wrapped in shrouds, were displayed on stretchers for a commemorative use in a room swarming with dozens of mourners. After a service, they were to be buried during Jerusalem’s categorical cemetery.
David Lau, Israel’s arch rabbi for Ashkenazi, or European Jews, described a glow as an accursed tragedy and urged a family to sojourn strong. “Each one is a flower in God’s garden,” he said.
Israeli media have pronounced a family lived in Jerusalem before relocating to New York dual years ago.
Alon Edri, who identified himself as a rabbi and relations of a family, pronounced it was poignant for a eremite family to be buried in a Holy Land.
“We trust that being buried in Israel is vicious since all of your sins are afterwards absolved,” he said.
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The family’s close Orthodox village in Midwood was cracked by a deadly residence glow believed to have been caused by a prohibited image left on for a Sabbath.
Investigators contend a prohibited image apparently malfunctioned, environment off abandon that incinerated a stairs, trapping a children in their second-floor bedrooms as they slept.
Authorities identified a victims as girls Eliane, 16; Rivkah, 11; and Sara, 6; and boys David, 12; Yeshua, 10; Moshe, 8; and Yaakob, 5.
“The children were so lovely. Whenever it snowed they would purify my travel but even revelation me. we would give them lollipops and they were so happy with a lollipops,” neighbor Rose Insel said.
At their funerals in Brooklyn Sunday, Sassoon described his 3 daughters and 4 sons as “angels” who brought fun to his life.
“My children were unbelievable. They were a best,” he said. “They were so pure.”
His wife, Gayle Sassoon, and 14-year-old daughter, Siporah Sassoon, survived and sojourn in vicious condition. Sassoon wasn’t during home when a glow erupted.
The use of gripping prohibited plates on for a Sabbath is a common complicated process of obeying tradition prohibiting use of glow on a holy day, something Assemblyman Dov Hikind pronounced a Jewish village should recur for reserve reasons.
“My daughter, she has 6 children. we was watchful for a Sabbath to be over so we could call her and tell her, ‘don’t use a prohibited image again. we wish to speak to we about it,’” Hikind said.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro will accommodate with Jewish leaders Monday to plead glow reserve during a arriving Passover holiday.
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