29 June 2006

Eliyahu Asheri

Photo Essay: Funeral of Murdered 18-Year-Old Eliyahu Asheri [Israel National News]
"You went up to Heaven in a storm, like Eliyahu (Elijah) the prophet," Eliyahu's mother Miriam eulogized, in a calm and determined voice. "Now, Eliyahu - stand before G-d and speak out in favor of the Nation of Israel - don't let up until our Father in Heaven agrees to reveal Himself to His people."

[Yitro] Asheri [Eliyahu's father] added that the world has much less prayer in it now that Eliyahu is gone and implored all of Israel to "pray! Pray - because you are righteous and G-d desires your prayers."

Related Notes:
Asheri’s Mother at Son’s Funeral: ‘Defend the Israeli People’
Thousands attend Asheri's funeral [JPost]

"Even now," declares the L-RD,
"return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning."

Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the L-RD your G-d,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.

Who knows? He may turn and have pity
and leave behind a blessing—
grain offerings and drink offerings
for the L-RD your G-d.

Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast,
call a sacred assembly.

Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
gather the children,
those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
and the bride her chamber.

Let the priests, who minister before the L-RD,
weep between the temple porch and the altar.
Let them say, "Spare your people, O L-RD.
Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,
a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
'Where is their G-d?' "

Yo'el 2:12-17

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