'There's no place of refuge for Jews except Israel,' rabbi says in eulogy for Paris victims

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January 13, 2015 11:12
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The coffins of the four Jewish victims of the Paris terror attacks last week were brought to the Kiseh Rahamim Yeshiva in Bnei Brak early this morning where Rabbi Meir Mazuz, the spiritual leader of the Tunisian community in Israel and the rosh yeshiva, eulogized the men killed in the attack.

One of the victims, Yoav Hattab, 21 and his family is of Tunisian origin and the Hattab family specifically requested that Mazuz be part of the funeral proceedings.

In his eulogy at his yeshiva on Tuesday, Mazuz said that the events in France required action to be taken against terrorism and for the Jewish people to unite.

“There is no place of refuge in the world for a Jew except in the Land of Israel,” the rabbi said.

“Terror is striking in the US, England, Ukraine, and now France and we must cut it down. For us, we must unite, and bring an end to hatred and dispute and stop speaking badly of others. Everyone must ascend to the Land of Israel to unite.”

Mazuz also paid tribute to Lassana Bathily, the Muslim man who helped save the lives of the Jewish customers in the supermarket where the terror attack occurred.

“The Muslim man who saved the Jews during the attack must be praised, he is one of the righteous among the nations and the righteous among the nations have a place in the world to come,” Mazuz said.


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