Rav Lau to Henkin Family: “I Remember How it is to be an Orphaned Child”


yisrael meir lauTel Aviv Chief Rabbi Rav Yisroel Meir Lau was menachem avel the Henkin family.

He comforted the parents of Rav Eitam Henkin, who was murdered together with his wife Naama in front of their four children last Thursday.

The meeting took place at the home of Rabbi Herzl Yehuda and Rebbetzin Dr. Chana Henkin, whose son and daughter-in-law were murdered by Hamas terrorists as they drove outside Itamar in Samaria.

Arutz Sheva reports that Rav Lau asked if the four children, now left orphans, understand what happened, in particular asking about the oldest child.

“It isn’t simple,” said Rav Lau, who himself survived the Holocaust as a child, adding, “I remember what it is to be 8-years-old, I was also an 8-year-old orphan with no father and mother.”

“It isn’t easy to understand what it is to be without a father and mother.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}