Pain and sorrow as first victims of Meron disaster are laid to rest

Burials have begun for some of the victims of the Meron disaster.

Jewish tradition calls not to delay funerals until after Shabbat. Families whose loved ones have been positively identified have rushed to do so.

The Jewish day of rest begins around 6:40-7:00 p.m., depending on the city.

Elazar Goldberg, 38, is being laid to rest in Beit Illit. His father eulogizes him: “We were blessed to have you for 38 years, and now you’ve left us.” His brother wails: “We can’t believe you’re not with us,” Ynet reports.

In Bnei Brak Menachem Zakbach, 24, is also buried. His wife is pregnant, and the two have a one-year-old baby.

In Ashdod, Rabbi Hanoch Slod, 52, is laid to rest.

Hundreds of people attend each event.

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