On Wednesday morning, the devastating news of his sons’ passing was delivered to Rabbi Avraham Paley, the father of Asher Menachem and Yaakov Yisrael HY”D, the eight and six-year-old youngsters who were killed in a terrorist attack in Ramot over three weeks ago.
The horrifying loss of Rabbi Paley’s two boys was revealed to him by his wife Devora, mother, and brother.
During the assault, Rabbi Paley suffered severe injuries, and for more than two weeks, he was sedated and ventilated while undergoing numerous procedures.
He recently came to after several days.
He sobbed and uttered “Baruch Dayan Ha’emes” after hearing the terrible news. Rabbi Paley also reportedly remarked, “Hashem did this owing to my sins,” and tore his clothing for Aveilus, per the Bechadrei Charedim website. His shiva will last until Purim.
It was even more upsetting to learn that Rabbi Paley had no memory of the incident, according to a relative, which made it more challenging to process the shocking information.
Please keep saying Tehillim and davening for Avraham Noach ben Yehudis to recover well.