The askonim who have helped the boys in Japan from the very beginning of their incarceration until today, including the transfer of two of the boys, have released the following statement regarding the third boy, Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel, who remains imprisoned in Japan:
“Our tears have already fallen for 4½ years, as we await the release of Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel.
“Our tears will continue to fall until our brother Yaakov Yosef comes home.
We don’t know what is holding up his transfer. We must beg the Ribono Shel Olam with our tefillos to overturn this gezeirah.
“Join us this Thursday night, July 26th at 8:45 pm for divrei chizuk from Harav Simcha Bunim Cohen, Rav of Khal Ateres Yeshaya of Lakewood, followed by Tehillim.
“To join the conference, call: 212-461-5815, pin 3067#.
“May we be zocheh to see our tefillos answered.”