VIDEO: ‘The Last Time’ – A Song About The Terrorist Massacre In Itamar

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Five members of an Israeli family were slaughtered Friday night when a Palestinian terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death. The innocent victims were Rabbi Udi Fogel, his wife Ruth, and three of their children Elad, Yoav and Hadas.

Composed and Sung by Shmuel Schwartz
Arranged and Performed by John Sawoski
Video by Daniel Sultan

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  1. First responders who rushed into the blood-drenched bedroom of 11-year-old Yoav Fogel last Friday night were confronted with a sight that nearly stopped them in their tracks.

    A colorful little wooden plaque hung above the slain young boy’s bed, proclaiming his love for his people and a prayer for peace between all. The prayer above Yoav’s bed, written originally in Hebrew, reads as follows (in English):

    May it be Your will, L-rd G-d and G-d of our forefathers,
    That I love every one of Israel as myself, and that I graciously perform the positive commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself. And may it also be Your will, Lord G-d and G-d of my forefathers, that you cause the hearts of my friends and neighbors to love me fervently, and that I be accepted and desirable to everyone, and that I be loving and pleasant, and that I be gracious and merciful in the eyes of all who see me.

    As water reflects face to face, so the heart of man to man.and all for the sake of Heaven, to do Your will, Amen

    Along with his 4-year-old brother Elad and his new little baby sister,
    3-month-old Hadas, Yoav and both of his parents were stabbed to death by terrorists who murdered them as they slept. The funeral was Zion Adar Sheini 5771

    The Fogel family relocated to Itamar after having lived in Gush Katif and being forced to leave in 2005.

    Zion Adar Aleph Mubarak Left Egypt and unrest began. Unrest spreads through the
    Middle East. Japan – Earthquake and Tsunami –and now nuclear explosions and radiation ready to boil over.

    As we approach Purim and Pesach, the darkness of the background of world events looms. “The way to dispel darkness is by shining light”. Please read Yoav’s prayer each day.

    As a merit for Yoav and his family, let’s take on a stretch to make his prayer come true
    From now until Pesach, let’s read the prayer. And since we know other Jews are reading it to, when we are upset with others, let’s focus especially on remembering to answer their prayers:

    “And may it also be Your will, Lord G-d and G-d of my forefathers, that you cause the hearts of my friends and neighbors to love me fervently, and that I be accepted and desirable to everyone “
    Let us cause OUR hearts to see our friends and neighbors with fervent love, that we accept and desire everyone, and that we be gracious and merciful to all we see.

    Even if we are able to do it for only 30 seconds a day – it would be HUGE.