Sunday, March 18th | 2 Nisan 5778


Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

March 24, 2015 10:12 am

Brooklyn Nets Hold Moment of Silence for Seven Sassoon Children Killed in Weekend Blaze (VIDEO)

avatar by Shiryn Solny

Email a copy of "Brooklyn Nets Hold Moment of Silence for Seven Sassoon Children Killed in Weekend Blaze (VIDEO)" to a friend

The Barclays Center held a moment of silence for the seven Sassoon children who died in a Brooklyn blaze over the weekend. Photo: Twitter.

The New York Nets held a moment of silence on Monday night in memory of the seven Jewish children who were killed in a Friday night fire in Brooklyn last week.

The lights were dimmed at Barclays Center stadium as the announcer asked everyone to rise and remain silent while the names of each child were read. The tribute was followed by the National Anthem and the announcer at the Barclays Center extended “deepest sympathy” to the Sassoon family and friends.

During the moment of silence an image flashed over the jumbo screen showing the Brooklyn Bridge accompanied by the message “In Remembrance of the Sassoon Children.”

The seven children who died in the Brooklyn fire were Eliane, 16, David, 12, Rivkah, 11, Yeshua, 10, Moshe, 8, Sara, 6, and Yaakov, 5. They were buried in Jerusalem on Monday following the funeral in Brooklyn on Sunday.

Watch the Brooklyn Nets hold a moment of silence for the Sassoon family in the video below:

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Abe Aron

    Perhaps PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ALL BLEEDING HEART DEMOCRATS ought to call the Sassoon family to offer condolences. They might speak about the family’s and the entire community’s escape from Syria, with no compensation E V E R for their homes and businesses, and the reason they all left en masse! It might be interesting to hear whether the Pres has any compassion for all the Jews who left Syria with never a thought of getting compensated for the value of their homes and businesses, never mind the communities they built, throughout their long history in Syria and all the other Arab countries where Jews lived for CENTURIES! Why did they all leave?