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May 5, 2014 1:17 pm

Rabbi at Shelly Dadon Funeral: ‘Her Only Sin Was Being Jewish’ (VIDEO)

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Shelly Dadon, the 20-year-old resident of Afula whose body was found on Thursday in the woods near Migdal Haemek. Photo: Dadon family.

Shelly Dadon, the 20-year-old resident of Afula whose body was found on Thursday in the woods near Migdal Haemek. Photo: Dadon family.

A thousand people attended the Saturday night funeral of 20-year-old Shelly Dadon, found murdered outside the northern Israeli town of Migdal Haemek last Thursday in an abandoned parking lot, according to Israel National News on Monday.

Rabbi Yitzhak David Grossman, the rabbi of Migdal Haemek who spoke at the funeral, said, “Her only sin was being Jewish,” in reference to suspicions that the crime was committed by an Arab to show his distaste for the Israeli nation, as reports said there was no sign of robbery or sexual assault.

“We are here in pain, sorrow and astonishment,” Rabbi Grossman said. “This tragedy, this brutal murder happened in our town.”

The rabbi spoke of the Torah’s teaching of Eglah Arufa, a special procedure described in Deuteronomy for when someone is found dead by unknown hands outside a city.

“The Torah tells us that our elders need to leave the city and declare that ‘our hands did not shed this blood,'” Grossman said.

Ya’akov Dadon, the victim’s father, said: “I stand here in front of her grave fresh, and refuse to believe. This tragedy happened to us.  Our flower, our angel, the princess of the house is gone. She was killed before her time.”

“It is difficult to talk about you in the past tense, but reality now strikes us,” he said. “This is a very great loss. It is impossible to find words to comfort us.”

“The smile was the symbol of your inner and outer beauty, which shined. Your illumination of our home and on our family made us all proud of who you are.”

Watch video of Shelly Dadon’s funeral below:

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  • KENNETH C WILLIAMS

    YOU ARE IN GOD’S HANDS NOW SHELLY,REST IN PEACE.

  • for Ya’akov Dadon… may your G-d soothe your wounds with His perfect balm, ‘Here O Israel, the Lord is One.’ Deuteronomy 6:4…… “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.” Isaiah 26:3

  • Al Talena

    If the perp doesn’t end up dead, Netanyahu will eventually release him

  • Michael Dunetz

    I wish I could comfort them all somehow,Like give them all great big hug.Baruch Dayan Emet! I feel great sorrow for this great loss.

  • Barry Meridian

    Israel just captured the Arabs butchers of this girl.
    I’m begging Netanyahu to get a death penalty.
    We are dealing with Islamo Nazis here.

    • Rachamim

      AN EYE FOR AN EYE!

      Release murderers?

      HANG THEM NOW!

    • Rachamim

      P.S.

      AS FAR AS THESE OTHER UNFRIENDLY AARABS,
      TRANSFER!

      THEY MUST GO.

      KAHANE WAS CORRECT.

  • aall55

    there are enough Arabs surrounding Israel , their number should be limited inside the country , and under control .

  • Rabelad

    IOW, her murder was an act of genocide.

    Why do we Jews avoid applying this concept when it truly applies to every terrorist murder perpetrated against us? Not only by Arabs, but even by various others who just hate us. Why do we pussyfoot around and refuse to define call these hate-crimes? Might it be because we don’t want to face that harsh reality? Maybe. But then if we really wanted to go on the psychological offensive against Jew-haters pointing the finger at them and calling their behavior hate-crimes could set them back.

  • rachel robinson

    Hashem Yinkom Damah!! i believe that this calls for going to war against the local Arab population. they should not think that israel will not react, it should react with real force so that it will teach them a good lesson not to try and kill Jewish children without being killed in return.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      This is way overdue.

    • Rachamim

      WE CONCUR.

      STRIKE FAST.

      CLOBBER THEM.

  • Jill Maleson

    May her memory be a blessing.

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