Baruch Dayan Ha’emet – Remembering Daniel Perez

As you know, our community has adopted two of those who were taken hostage in Gaza.

It is with immense pain and deep sadness that we share with you that the family of Captain Daniel Perez, were informed this evening that he has been declared as a fallen soldier, captured by a terror organisation. A funeral is being planned for tomorrow, to be followed by Shiva.

Over the past 163 days, we have desperately davened for better news. Throughout that time, the Perez family has inspired us and strengthened us as we have sought to strengthen them. The global prayers for his wellbeing will now become wishes of comfort.

This news came to the family on 7 Adar, the yahrzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu whose burial place is unknown, and has such, become a date associated with mourning for all those whose burial places are unknown. As we have prayed and hoped for Daniel’s return until now, we continue to pray and hope for his return to a Kever Yisrael.

May Hashem comfort Rav Doron, Shelley and the entire family amongst all mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim, and may we see every single hostage return home.

We will update you with more information as to how, as a community, we can express our condolences to the Perez family.

If anybody needs support at this difficult time, please contact the Rabbinic team or our Community Care Coordinator.

BES Rabbinic Team and Honorary Officers

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