WATCH: NY Nets Hold Moment Of Silence At Barclays Center In Memory Of Sassoon Children Z”L



The New York Nets held a moment of silence Monday night in memory of the seven Sassoon children who were tragically killed in a Friday night fire in Midwood, Brooklyn.

At around 7:30PM, the lights were dimmed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and an announcer asked everyone to please be stand up and remain silent as the names of the seven Sassoon children Z”L, were read. It was followed by the National Anthem.

Multiple people in the stadium tell YWN that people were visibly emotional as the announcer read each name slowly.

Three of the children were girls: Eliane, 16, Rivkah, 11 and Sara, 6. Four were boys: David, 12, Yeshua, 10, Moshe, 8 and Yaakov, 5.

They were buried in Jerusalem on Monday following the Levaya in Brooklyn on Sunday.

Multiple YWN readers filmed the moment of silence at Barclay’s Center event and submitted them to YWN.

Two of those videos have been attached below:

(Charles Gross – YWN)


  1. The neshamos do not the recognition at a ball game, however it would be a very troubling commentary if they were not even moved to recognize the terrible tragedy.

    So it is important to point out that management has in effect affirmed their basic humanity, which unfortunately in these times is not a forgone conclusion.

  2. Al Daas – you are wrong on so many levels. As someone who knows the family personally and a frequent attendee at Nets games I found it it was a very nice gesture.
    I am sure you never went to the Barclays center but if you ever do go you will see that half of the crowd these are frum Jews wioth kippas and tzizit hanging out. This was the organizations way of saying we feel for you.
    Did you know they held the 80th yoseit for Sarah Schenirer at the Barclays last week. How can they do that if its a place of tummah. When the cycle of daf yomi is complete in a few years, please do not attend the Sium as it will be held in a big stadium where other secular events are held.
    this is the problem with people who are closed to the outside world. This didn’t only affect our community but the city and nation as a whole. Just say thank you and move on.

  3. #2, although this might be true, their gesture is still a nice one and they deserve commendation for it. Daas HaMakom is to be makir tov (recognize the good) to gentiles for trying to be nice, and we should be grateful to Hashem that this is what the gentiles are doing now during galus, especially when society overall has degraded so much.

  4. #4: Ditto!!! Just want to add one more word to your ending if I may.

    “This didn’t only affect our community but the city and nation AND THE ENTIRE CIVILIZED WORLD as a whole”…