Thousands of Jews in the metropolitan area participated in hastily prepared programs Tuesday evening to memorialize the three Israeli teenagers who were buried earlier in the day.
More than 700 people filled The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side and an estimated 500 more stood outside as a series of dignitaries – state and city political officials, communal leaders and clergy – expressed their anguish and anger over the murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Shaar.
Modiin, Israel — They were their mothers’ sons. They were all of our sons. They were dear boys. They were martyrs for Israel. They were funny, clever, creative. They are the messengers of the Jewish people in heaven.