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Families of the victims of the Nova

In memory: Families of the victims of the Nova Festival massacre of October 7th participated in a moving ceremony at the Western Wall to commemorate their loved ones.
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On the seven-month anniversary of the brutal surprise attack by Hamas terrorists, a moving ceremony was held today at the Western Wall with the families of the Nova Festival victims. The families commemorated their loved ones’ memory and lit candles in their honor.

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, opened the ceremony with words of comfort for the tragic loss of their loved ones: “Look at the stones above us. These ancient stones saw the destruction of our people 2,000 years ago, and they also saw building and redemption. They saw the descendants of the exiles returning to the Land of Israel. They saw Jerusalem rebuilt. These stones can tell you that it is possible to rise from mourning and to create life from loss. Our people know how to rise from the hardest places. In the building of Jerusalem, may you find comfort.”

Afterward, the families recited Psalms in their memory and prayed for the success of the IDF soldiers and security forces fighting on various fronts and for the return of the hostages.

At the end of the ceremony, representatives of the families approached the special candle facility located in the Western Wall Plaza since October 7th and lit memorial candles in memory of their loved ones who were murdered in the Nova massacre.