Letter to the Editor: Jewish community offers condolences
On behalf of the Reno/Tahoe Jewish Community, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences regarding the tragic bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria, that shook families and the entire Jewish world on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
People in our own country, in Aurora, Colo., were shot and killed, not by a political terrorist, and indeed, we know even less about reasons for such violence there. The horror of these two events, only a day apart, have shaken all people who strive for peace and unity.
We especially wish to convey our sympathy to the families of Amir Menashe, Itzik Kolengi, Maor Harush, Elior Priess and Kochava Shriki, and their bus driver, Mustafa Kyosov. Like Jewish communities everywhere, we will be including the names of these souls in our mourner’s prayer and offer our prayers for comfort for the families and for everyone in your community. We pray that they will heal from this trauma and will be able to regain a sense of wholeness and security.
The Reno/Tahoe Jewish Community
Rabbi Elizabeth Beyer, Temple Beth Or Reno
Rabbi Meredith Cahn, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Evon Yakar, Temple Bat Yam
Douglas Goodman, Temple Sinai, Reno
Judy Hirsch, Temple Emanuel