Amnon Kashi, family friend, California, US
Dear Ester and Alan, Life is full of challenges . Loosing a child is the most difficult one..
When אהרון הכהן was told that his two sons were dad it says " וידום אהרון " .
Meaning אהרון הכהן froze in silent . Because what words there are to Exspress the sorrow , who is going to answer our questions why this beautiful Haddad family and this beautiful soft kind נשמה of this young pure girl .
The Israeli poet רחל המשוררת wrote many beautiful poems . The poem מנגד describes משה רבינו standing on top of mount Navo ( הר נבו ) after God told him he can not enter Israel , and looking at the beautiful land .
הלב קשב האוזן קשבת
The heart is listening and the ear is attentive
הבא היבא בכל צפיה יש עצב נבו
Is he going to come, is it going to happened
There is a nerve of sadness of mount Navo in every hope
כתוב בספר תהילים ״ הזורעים בדמעה ברינה יקוצרו ״
With tears in our eyes we plant the land with seeds , hoping to harvest in happiness .
We raise our children with worries and hope to see them grow and bring us happiness .
( צפיה in Hebrew is when one expects good news )
זה מול זה החופים השנים של נחל אחד
The two banks of a river stand one across from the other.
צור הגזירה רחוקים לעד
It is a decree that they for ever be apart.
( In Hebrew when something bad happened we say it is a Gezerah זה גזרה משמים )
פרש כפים ראה מנגד שמה אין בא
Open the palms and spread the hands ( לשמים ) and you see across .
( It is a reference to משה רבינו standing on top of mount Navo with his palms and hands open to שמים with a prayer although he sees the land of Israel and knows he can not get there )
איש ונבו לו על ארץ רבה.
Every man on earth has his own mount Navo
My dear friends , your mount Nevo surmount any other mountains .
I beg of you to take the lesson from משה רבינו when he pleaded with הקדוש ברוך הוא to enter Israel and God told him " רב לך" enough and that יהושוע is going to bring the Israelite into ארץ ישראל . God ordered משה רבינו to put his hand over יהושוע and to bless him . משה רבינו put his both hands on the head of יהושוע and blessed him in front of all the Israelites.
So my dear friends , you are wonderful people and great loving parents please open your palm and armies to the sky with prayers and consider thinking about the future and to put your strength and thoughts to bless what you have.
May God give you the strength to overcome the pain of your loss.
I am so sorry that I never met Daniella . I was hoping to meet her in Israel and to connect with her and show her Israel.
God will fill the gap which Daniella left in your hearts with good news , joy and happiness .
בעזרת השם יתקיים בכם המאמר מדברי המלך דוד ״ שמחינו כימות עיניתנו שנות ראינו רעה״
תהיה נשמתה בגן עדן אילוהים , יהיה זכרה ברוך .
Amanda Fee, Ireland
My dearest Esther, I am so saddened by your loss. Mona was a beautiful, vibrant, and smart girl. I wasn't able to get to know her too well, but I know she was amazing from what you told me. The times I did see her, she was so friendly to me, and always asked how my day was, and I felt she actually cared about how I responded. I wish I got to know her better. I think we would have gotten along wonderfully.
I am praying for both you and Alan during this hard time in Ireland. ❤️ With respect and love, Amanda