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Forgiving is the only way
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Kevin G AQ
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Tom K AQ
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Dear Students at Aquinas Thank you very much for your condolences Here we are getting over it day by day but I am it won't be easy for the families of the victims We are supposed to be celbrating Purim tomorrow at school on the one hand we won't give in to terror and celebrate but on the other hand it is so hard to celebrate when we are still in mourning over our students who were killed in the most awful attack. Thank you for your prayers Sharon Fayerberger
i AM SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR ME TO GET TO WRITE YOU ON YOUR LOST BUTTHERE WAS technical difficulties with our school computers then i went to the library to post and instead of pressing send i pressed back by mistake and by then my lunch period was over and i could't start all over. so i am going to try and remember what i wrote. you know i will jist start from scratch General : i would like to say that i am so sorry that all of you lost two friends lovers family member . not only that but two people that could have been an asset to our world. It is ashame that in my opinion the government has to be so selfish and pridefull to risk ther inicent people's just to proove a poin6t. you would think they would ask themselves is it really worth it. A Lesson To Be Learned to all friends: Life is too short to waste things on small things. you never know when Hashem plans for you to join him. Take thins time to not let small things get in the way of a lietime relations. Take this time to say hi to someone you have never even talked to before. take this time to let someone who thinks you have a problem with them know that you dont. Take this time to tuttor someone in a subject that you do exceptionally well on. Do something as little as smiling at someone. In the time that we live in we have no time for enemies only time to have companions. What sense does it make to make more enemies than we already have. To The Family: i know it is hard to realize that someone you laughed with loves talked to a just saw everyday , you can no longer do these things anymore. But that is not true although you cannot see them they are still there. That is maybe the worst thing to assume that they are not there . They are watching over you for all the years you have watched over them. Please take this time to show all parents around you that it is not worth arguing with your children. Would you really want your child or anyone in your family to leave you upset hurt or feeling any other negative way and never return and you never said goodbye i love i am sorry or anything else. do you want to feel like they are gone and they never knew how you felt about them. They same goes for children. it is not worth you feeling like you hate your parent for putting you on punishment when they only do things to help your best interest to look after you. So now in return you feel like you have the worst parents in the world because they may be more strict then others. Now what if you come home and your parents don't (hashem forbid) now your parents are gone and you haven't told your mother or father you loved them or little sister or anyone in your family. It's not worth it . we must grow upand it is ashame we must loose our childhood so fast. But we cannot change some of the situations we are put into we can only change how it affects us. we can only choose to make the negative work for us. What they might want: i under stand that it is hard and i am NOT saying at all get over it because that is not easy at all. BUT dont you think they wouldn't want you to be sad,because you are giving terrorist just what they want. Dont you think they may want you find some kind of positive. MIght they be happy to know that they are apart of teaching a life long lesson. Wouldn't they want you to take their place and be the best they can be. I dont think they would want their loved ones to be sad. I once wrote a poem that said " When i die dont't dress in all black, wear white to show i am free. When i die dont mourn for me , laugh and think of the good jokes i told the way idress, my accomplishments, laugh because now i am free. always say how you feel , smile at some, always say i love you Positive ways to think of it: What the terrorist wanted was to kill a inicent spirit and they have not succeeded really what they really did was set a spirit free. Free from hurt and pain of what they could have been apart of or the memmories that they could have hed for the rest of their lives. think of it as they are not dead but now have eternal life and are happy like free doves. Remember that hashem does not put you in any situation he does not think you are strong enough to get through. think of it as a life long lesson tell your childre and everyone you can your story i hope i al least made one person who read this happy. if i offended anyone i am so sorry those were not my intensions. And if this was not at all helpful or was please write me i am here
Shalom, We at Solomon Schechter of Dallas are very sorry to hear about your loss. Even though we don't live in Israel and we have never experienced war, it is still hard to hear about all of the deaths occuring including the death in your community. All the best luck and hope to you and your community. We hope happiness and peace will come soon. Condolences, Emily Cohen, Elizabeth Weinstein, Shayna Dunsky, Michael Meltzer, Lindsey Wertheim, and Brittney Herson. Solomon Schechter Academy of Dallas, Forum 2.
It is with a very heavy heart that I send this message of condolences. I work at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and I have collaborated with several of the staff at the Ghetto Fighters House for many years now. I have visited Haifa and the Galilee on most of my visits to Israel. You live in a beautiful region of Israel. I say all of this because murderous attacks on the communities in Israel are very personal to me. Like many of us, I am constantly thinking about my friends and colleagues in the region. Yet, it is hard when one lives so far away to really let it all sink in. It is hard to remind ourselves that it DOES matter if only (only!) fifteen people are killed in a terrorist attack thousands of miles away. I work at an institution that demands that we value the sanctity of human life and that we remain vigilant and responsible for our actions and the welfare of others. We study the Holocaust with hope that we will resist the urge to fall into the complacency of a bystander. We search for a way to encourage all people to struggle with the challenge of recognizing the universality of human dignity. Yet, I know that it is hard to translate these goals into concrete reality, even for me. . . It is much easier as an American to be a bystander and avert our eyes from suffering so far away. But we cannot do that. We stand with you in common suffering and common humanity. Colleagues at the Ghetto Fighters House have shared information with me about Daniel Harush and Kmar Abu Khamed. They, and you, are part of a larger community. We may be far away, but we are thinking about you, about your suffering, and about your struggles. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. I will not forget your loss. I will carry it with me. For all of us, I wish for shalom. Sincerely, David Klevan, Program Coordinator for Community Partnerships, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
In my last posting I didn't mention all I wanted to. With everything we saw in the news, and read in the news papers. But you must remember one thing. In the Bible God tells us to forgive one another. The anger, the fear, and the sorrow you must feel is unimaginable. With each passing day just know that they are watching down on you, guiding you in the right direction. This never really had an impact on me until now. We have only been talking with these pen pals for a few weeks but we have bonded very much. Until now I never cared about the bombing. Now that I talk with these people and now what they go through, and we talk about our books and and everything that we deal with I feel sorrow for these families, and friends. I can't imagine what it feels like to lose someone in a bombing other than the events of September 11. I cant even imagine the grief that these families are coping with. I wish there was more that I can say to show my true sorrow. But through words its hard to describe your true feelings. Within God We Trust
I am very sorry for your loss. I know that you were very close with the ones you became very close to. I can't even imagine someone committing suicide and then killing other people in the process. Getting on a bus and then not returning home. It must be so hard to cope with something that tragic. After 911 here in New York it took so long for people to be happy again. Personally, I know the feeling of losing someone close to you. I lost people that worked in the towers, and also fire fighters that lost their lives saving others. I am sorry you guys have to cope of losing a close pen pal. I don't know what more to say. I am really shocked that something like this had to happen again. I don't know what's running through your minds but I am very sorry. Sorry seems to be the only thing I can say. I don't know what more I could say. The sorrow and pain you are dealing with is unimaginable. I hope someday this pain will pass and you will be able to move on. I know by committing suicide in that country is a way to go straight to God but,why would someone do that? I am sorry. Take care. Peace on Earth and God Bless
Yael, I am sorry to hear about the tradegy that happened on wednesday. I know it must be hard to cope with this grief. Even though he didn't know many of us here at Aquinas his death has had it's impact on all of us. We see how much violence goes on in Israel through the news and even though it is terrible, it has never really had a deep impact on us, until now. We cannot imagine how you feel right now, it could be mixed feelings of sadness, fear, or anger, but whatever you may feel you must forgive. God tells us all to forgive, no matter how big or small the thing that has occured. I know it is easier said than done, but we all must try to, it will be tough too do but I think everyone can pull through. Also, importantly we must pray for all that have died or been hurt , especially the ones close to you, such as Daniel, and pray for and end to this violence. My deepest regrets. -obie
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I really want to say I'm sorry for the whole tragedy. I know I won't understand fully how you feel but the only thing I can do is cope with what happened. The only thing that I can say to explain how we should look upon this is that god a has a reason for everything, it is all in his plan that he has for everyone. But it is also crazy that alot of things are happening all at once and the more it happens the more we get stronger. I'm sure that Daniel Harush is looking down upon us and his memory will live on. I heard some of his messages to one of our seniors and he sounds so influencialand I admire him for that eventhough I didn't know him. My deepest simpathy to all 15 that have past away. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE!
Daniel, Yam, & everyone really sorry to hear about Daniel - we're all praying for you & his family. We had a mixed Jewish/Christian prayer service this morning. I'm going to continue praying for peace. Michele
I am so sorry for the loss of your classmate Daniel Harush. This morning we held a prayer service for him. ~Danielle
It is very nice of you to care so much. It came as a great shock upon all of us, the bombing occured in a two minutes' distance from my home. My brother's good friend and another of his classmates were also killed. Reuth
I am extremely sorry for what happened wednesday. We dreamed about Peace and it, Always remained a dream. Hopefully this dream of the last century, Will become a reality in the next future. I am convinced that peace and love will rule the whole world, That is what I wish for our kids ! Zana Toskaj Albania
Dear Steve, Sorry I did'n wrote earlier... I didn't know what to say... I still don't. Thanks. It is realy hard. last year some of us lost a classmate in asuicide buming... in 31th this moth will be a year. It is not getting any easier... I belive in peace. I belive we should renew the peace process here as soon as possible. It is so important. "Yes to peace, No for violence" (It sounds better in Hebrew) I am sorry for ypu now, for the soldiers that you will lose in the war against Iraq... Noa p.s what did yu wrote in the end of your letter?
we just heard the news and all of us here are devastated. i'm really sorry for what happened. but in a time like this, we have to keep our faith in God. And i sincerely hope this kind of thing never happens again because nobody deserves it. again, i'm very sorry. please convey my deepest sympathy to the Harush family and the rest of the students. sincerely, Teja Mehendale.
Dear Doron, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Daniel. I was sad when i found he went to your school. My prayers are with him and all those were affected by his loss. Today we had a prayer service in honor of those lost in the suicide bombing. I hope to hear from you soon Jessica
My deepest regrets and sympathy goes to everyone - not just to elinoar and amit, but to everyone in israel. I am sorry. I am sorry because i can do nothing. And helplessness is the worst kind of pain. I wish i could have been there, tried to ease your pain but i can't. I wish that violence would stop, but it won't. Violence spawns more violence. Hate for Hate; love for love. Life goes on. I cope with things through my music - and i leave you all with a song lyric. Chances thrown; Nothing's free; Longing for; what it used to be; still its hard; hard to see; shattered lives; broken dreams. the kids aren't allright - The Offspring
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