(VIDEO & PHOTOS BY DAVID ZER IN EXTENDED ARTICLE)
The Levaya was held in Holon on Wednesday morning 2 Teves for members of the Azan family who R”L perished in the fire that engulfed their home in Flatbush, NY earlier this week. Killed in the horrific tragedy were Mrs. Aliza Azan A”H (39) – the mother of Moshe Azan Z”L (11), Yitzchak Azan Z”L (7), and Henrietta Azan A”H (3).
Among those who were maspid were Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef, Holon Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Avraham Yosef, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, and Gavriel Sassoon – who just two and a half years ago suffered the loss of his seven children after his home burned down on a Friday night.
Holon is the residence of the grandmother, Aliza’s mother. She collapsed in tears during the levaya as HaGaon Rav Avraham Yosef tried to console her. EMS personnel were nearby, keeping a watchful eye on the grandmother during the levaya.
Gavriel Sassoon also sent a letter of chizuk to Yosef Azan following this most recent tragedy.
The tzibur is urged to continue reciting Tehillim for Shilat bas Louza Aliza (16) who is critical, Daniel ben Louza Aliza (15) who is critical, and Yosef ben Ahuva Masuda – the father, who is critical.
A fund has been started for those wishing to assist the family. All funds collected from this campaign will be deposited directly to Yad Yosef Fund and will be distributed accordingly by Rabbi David Ozeri personally. Click here to donate to the fund.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: David Zer)