Mrs. Miriam Peretz, who lost two of her sons in IDF combat operations, was one of the throngs of individuals who came to give condolences and support to Mrs. Devorah Paley this week.
Mrs. Peretz said that the Tanach tale of David Hamelech’s reaction to losing his son gave her courage. Mrs. Paley, who lost her two sons, Yaakov Yisrael and Asher, in the horrifying ramming incident at the Shmuel crossroads in Ramot, said that account gave her strength.
“Hashem decides whether every one of us will live or die; none of us chooses this. While his kid was ill, David Hamelech abstained from food and drink and grieved; but, after the child died, David Hamelech “gets up.” Many questioned him about why he acted this way after being so upset when the youngster was ill. The youngster has gone, he said in response. Can I get him to come back? ”
In the end, we all pass away, but the boys are no longer there, therefore, I will go on. These guys, this malachim, are there; they have a parent; their soul joins us.
Mrs. Peretz continued, “But nevertheless, I raised kids, there are grandchildren and wonderful events, and Hashem opens gates, and we learn how to connect with him in the largest crises.” She had “buried two boys and a husband.”