Coping with tragedy

The close-knit Makor Chaim Yeshiva is uniting its students in prayer and support.

June 26, 2014 10:05
Makor Chaim

As well as being a traditional yeshiva, Makor Chaim incorporates special projects into its program. (photo credit: NATAN EPSTEIN)

In a week of prayers and tears, Israelis across the country, from every sector of society, took part in massive prayer rallies for the three kidnapped teenagers. Perhaps some of the most heart-felt prayers could be heard in the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, the school where two of the three kidnapped Israeli boys, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer, are students.

“Naftali has been studying for a biology exam at the yeshiva that he was supposed to take this week,” his aunt Ittael Fraenkel of Nof Ayalon, Naftali’s hometown, told The Jerusalem Post last week. “Naftali is an amazing kid; he’s really sweet – a combination of a serious kid and fun kid.”


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