Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fogel Condolences Guest Book 2

Please, Please, bless Itamar and the Fogel Family by leaving your messages of support and condolences as a "comment" in this post. 

Just click HERE to leave your comment.

This second Guest Book has been added due to the length of all the previous comments. The first guest book will appear futher down on the page so you can view all the earlier 150+ comments.  Your comments are absolutely cherished.  We will continue to add more Guest Books as needed.

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UPDATE:  If  you are having trouble trying to post your comment,  please try again to comment and when asked to "Select Profile" choose "Anonymous".  If you are still having problems, email me a elizabeth@blessitamar.com and I will do everything in my power to post your message for you.  Thank you for your persistance - and know that G-d sees your heart.


  1. Dear Children, You may never meet me, for I live far, far away. You lost your parents, your brothers, and your sister in this incomprehensible horror. Throughout the world we cry in grief with you. Were our arms long enough, we would wrap them around the world and rock you all and hug you, until all of our tears run dry. Were our eyes far-sighted enough, we would rejoice in every mitzvah that we will see you yet do. Were our ears fine enough, we would cry with joy at the many simchas you have yet to celebrate. Could we shout loud enough, we would proclaim how proud your parents are of you, just because you are. Know that even though they are no longer here, they would wish to tell the world of their love for you - how special you are. May the memory of your parents be for a blessing. May we all only celebrate simchas in the future. Sarah Shulamis, Houston, TX

  2. Hamakom Yinachem etchem bitoch shaar avalei Tzion v'Yerushalayim. What a terrible tragedy. May the Fogel children have only good things in their future. Devorah from MD

  3. Dear Mishpachat Fogel, I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope and pray that Hashem provides for you all that you require to overcome this pointless tragedy. May you continue to follow the path of the righteous members of your family who died al kiddush Hashem.

  4. Dear dear children, I cried when I read of the death of your parents and siblings. How brave now you will have to be in the days that lie ahead. May He who comforts Israel and neither slumbers nor sleeps draw very close to you and may you feel his presence. I posted and have told as many people that I could about your story and I will never forget the pictures I have seen. I wish very much that you had not had to go through this. Praying for you. Naomi McCurry Devon UK

  5. Every Christian heart weeps, every American heart weeps over this senseless tragedy. God Bless the Fogel Family. Donna Hinkle

  6. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Yeshayahu 66,13

  7. We all share your terrible loss.
    The Jewish people everywhere are one family.
    May Hashem comfort you and may you know of no more sorrow.

  8. Yehudah Ben YisraelMarch 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    From Portugal;

    I was horrified by this situation.
    I can only offer my tears and my heart.
    We are united with you all.
    May the Ribono Shel Olam comfort your family and the families of Yisrael.

  9. The entire decent world mourns this unforgettable loss. We, in Baltimore, are praying for everyone, yet no words can describe how we feel. You loss is our loss. With much love, The Storch family from Baltimore

  10. May the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob comfort and bless the Fogel family, Itamar, and Israel in your time of sorrow and loss. May He Who never sleeps nor slumbers return blessing to His chosen people. May He soon reveal His mercies and truth and grant salvation to His blessed Israel. David Berger, Wyoming

  11. My heart and my prayers are crying out for your dear family. May you find PEACE in His arms.

  12. Hamakom Yenachem Etchem betoch Shear Avelei Tzion veYerushalayim. May H-shem avenge the deaths of this righteous family along with all whose lives were taken al Kiddush H-shem and may we all merit the Geulah Shelema soon!
    Our hearts are with you.
    Raphael and Esther Asna Cohen, Montreal, Canada

  13. I am so sorry. What happened to this family, just makes your blood curl. To see the vile acts of evilperpretrated upon this beautiful family, chills a person to their bones. Here was a peaceful family just doing what they were commanded to do, to rebuild and resettle in their homeland. What exactly does justice look like and what would compensate this family and community for the evil that was visited upon them? Again, I am so sorry, this community and this family will be in mine and my families prayers.

  14. Dear Fogel Family (of Blessed Memory), and to all Israel:
    I am a Bible-believing Christian. I join with all of you in grief and horror at this latest outpouring of the innocent blood of Israel. I am in prayer and concern DAILY for the well-being (shalom) of Jerusalem and for all Israel(Ps.122; Is.62). I want you to know, that you are NOT alone in your ordeal of sorrow. Around the world, people of G-d weep with you, and we turn to the Holy Word for comfort and guidance in such a time as this. We take renewed encouragement from the Holy Word (The Tenakh), that the G-d of Israel WILL strengthen and reward you to POSSESS the Land (Ha'Aretz), in obedience to your everlasting covenant with Him as His People. We join with you to bless, glorify, and sanctify the Great and Holy NAME of the L-rd G-d of Israel, even unto the shedding of our own blood as witness.
    L'ma'an Tzion Virushalayim -
    For the sake of Zion and Jerusalem,
    Catherine Geever, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  15. The God of Israel will avenge this massacre...My heart weeps.....

  16. "By the rivers of Bavel we sat down and wept as we remembered Tziyon. We had hung up our lyres on the willows that were there." Tehillim 137:1,2

    Likewise, we weep. Our strong hope, our King, Adonai Elohim- He COMFORTS. He makes the crooked way straight. We pray and trust Him to bring the Fogel family and Itamar through this time of weeping.

    "How can we sing a song..." Tehillim 137:4a
    "Just one thing have I asked of Adonai; only this will i seek: to live in the h
    House of Adonai all the days of my life, to see the beauty of Elohim and visit in His temple." Tehillim 27: 1-4

    In a strong, sad and hope-full embrace... as THESE WORDS FROM TANACH vivify victory and eternal gain.


  17. May Hashem comfort you and bless you beyond your dreams. Our tears are with you. Menahem

  18. I am so deeply grieved for your loss. I believe that God sees you and loves you, and I pray that you will never feel alone, but that you will feel His love surround you always... but especially at this time. May God continue to bless your efforts as you seek to build your community. May there be loving adults to guide you.

  19. This is a tragedy that affects all Jews around the world, and certainly those of us who live in Israel.

  20. We love you all and are with you in heart and spirit during this tragic time.

    With love,

    The Ben-Tor family

  21. prayers for you from the US and know you will never be forgotten.
    May G-d hold you in His arms through these days.
    and always.

  22. May Hashem help you to recall the good times with your family. May Hashem grant you koach to grow and raise your families -- that your parents will be proud of you. Hashem yerachem oischem betoch sha-or aivailay Tzion virushalayim.

  23. In my distress I called upon the LORD,
    And cried to my God for help;
    He heard my voice out of His temple,
    And my cry for help before Him
    came into His ears. Psalm 18:6
    We are shocked, so sad, utterly disturbed by the horrible news about the beautiful Fogel family. There are no words to describe the pain we feel with you - and still we know that we certainly can't imagine the pain the immediate family feels. We just want to assure you of our love and prayer and we would like to remind you that the Almighty God, whom we often do not understand, is there for you. Call unto Him in honest prayer, He is listening and He very much understands your pain and He will comfort you. May He bless the children, who had to say shalom to their beloved with extra blessing and bestow to them the joy of the Lord! With much love and prayer, Jacob and Elisheva Damkani

  24. My heart weeps for you as G-d's heart weeps for you. May the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob wrap you in His loving arms, and heal your broken hearts. While there may not be any approprate words, know that the love and prayers of many around the world are with you!

  25. May H-shem comfort you and klal Yisrael during this difficult time - Ruth Cutler South Africa

  26. I heard Psalm 121 for the first time the other night.Even though I had read it before, this time the way that it was spoken seemed to illuminate in a way that was so heavy. I thought I would leave it as a prayer from a family who has been burdened by your tragic losses. We love you and know that the mighty arm of God shall see you through this. Thank you for your example of faith through this storm! I pray that the LORD will lay you on my heart every time that you may need to be comforted.
    LORD, comfort the Fogel's during this time and strengthen them in a way that only you can. I pray this from your written Word in Psalm 121, 1I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
    2 My help comes from the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.
    3He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
    4Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
    5The LORD is your keeper;
    the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
    6The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    7The LORD will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
    8The LORD will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.
    May God keep you guys close and hold you in His mighty arms. Shalom!

    The Culberson Family
    Corpus Christi, TX

  27. The Lord bless you and keep you;
    the Lord make His face shine upon you
    and be gracious to you;
    the Lord turn His face toward you
    and give you peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26

    I'm terribly sorry for your loss.

    In condolence, Peter Warner.
    Nagoya, Japan

  28. May God be your refuge. He will avenge.

  29. Our prayers go out to you - May HaShem be with you at this time and comfort you with His Shalom - from South Africa Johan, Jayne and Lara-Jayne.

  30. Our hearts go out to the precious Fogel family and to all the Goodness in Itamar.

    Israel, live forever, for the sake of us all.

    From a Christian family in London, UK.

  31. I just wanted to drop you a note to express my support for the people of Itamar, and particularly the surviving members of the Fogel family, following the horrific events last week. May God bless you all and give you strength and courage during these awful days.
    Kind regards, Matt Pryor London, UK

  32. I pray and believe that the 'chuppah' of the G-d of Israel is with you. My heart weeps for the Fogel family and many there. G-d be with you and under HIS protection Itamar. You are loved a lot.

    I am from Mumbai, India that has also witnessed the death of a Rabbi and his beautiful wife.

    From a very dear friend who stands and prays for HIS land and chosen children:
    from Mumbai, India.

  33. My heart goes out to you and the whole family at this time, words just escape me to adequately express my grief concerning your great loss of such dearly loved ones thru this horrific incident,My prayer for you is that Hashem will comfort you as only He can with His shalom and love. remembering you in prayer.Jean, Ontario, Canada.

  34. To the Fogel family and the surviving children. My you know, remember and trust in the absolute, resolute, sustaining strength, peace and mercy of Hashem for you all during this most devastating, pointless, sensless loss of your family. Desiree Y Morton, Rochester, NY

  35. To The Fogel children and family..

    Though I live thousands of miles away and we may never meet this side of heaven..Know that my heart aches for each one of you and may the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob hold each of you in the palm of His hands and comfort each one of you. Sandra Williamsburg VA USA

  36. To the Fogel and Ben Yishai Families,

    Hamakom Yinachem Etchem Betoch Sha'ar Evlai Tzion VeYerushalayim. There are no words in any language to express the shock and horror we felt by the news of this terrible terrorist attack on your precious family members. We daven that Hashem should give you all the strength to build healthy, happy and loving lives. In memory of their beautiful lives, my husband and I have made a promise to be kove'a itim latorah on a consistant basis. You are not alone. We weep with you and embrace you into our hearts.
    The Redner Family, Queens, NY

  37. Chana Klein & family, Maryland, USAMarch 17, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Hamakom yenachm etchem betoch shaar aveilei Zion veYerushalayim.

  38. Words cannot express the sadness I feel as I weep for your loss ...my heartfelt prayer, may Hashem comfort and strengthen your family. I will never forget and will not remain silent. May He ensteel us with great resolve to overcome and perservere; shining with His Great Light in this abominable darkness. G-d bless you and bless His Holy Name ~ Deb Campbell

  39. Dear Fogel Family, My heart is pierced in tears. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim. May Hashem avenge the spilled blood of our people. With love and blessings, Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, Bat Ayin, Gush Etzion

  40. Dear Fogel Family, May you receive comfort from the Mighty One. May Hashem be your strength. May His might be displayed on your behalf, to bring some good from this evil. With love and tears, Jane Daniel

  41. Whilst we are a wold away in Australia we feel your heartfelt sorrow. May Hashem personally deal with this situation as no one is able. May G-d bless and be with the remaining family members.
    Isa 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
    James and Michelle Tom

  42. There are no words to express our sadness for your loss, klal yisroel's loss.
    Our hearts are with you.
    Hamakom Yinachem Etchem Btoch Shaar Tzion Yerushalayim

    Adina and Jeff
    Cleveland, Ohio

  43. Beloved Fogel family ..my thoughts and prayers are with you that our most merciful and mighty God of Abraham Issac and Jacob will bring you complete comfort and peace in this tragic hour of your most profound deep sorrow and lost. God will indeed bring justice in his own good timing to these evildoers and also all those that take delight in this wickidness ... they will be vanquished.

    Much Love to you and all the beautiful Jewish people in Isreal from a gentile Christian believer in Toronto Canada

  44. To the Fogel famliy and our Jewish friends all over the world, our most sincereist condolences go out to you. We are from a midsize midwest community in the U.S and as we see the terrorism and terror that abounds in the world, being Christian Zionist we see out LORD JESUS and The Holy Sprit have prepared us for such times. As we see the move of south and central America as well as the EU excepting the P.A as a false state. G_d told us in Zacheriah that Jeruselmem would become a burden to the world.

    Many countires and their people see that Israel needs the U.S as an ally, they should know that Israel is God's chosen people and land. They do not need the help of any ally such as the U.S. God will have his vengenace for the Fogels and all things evil done to Israel.

  45. Dear children,

    May God bless you and keep you. May His grace be upon you. I pray that you may never know another moment of pain or heartbreak in this world and that you know that many are thinking of you and praying for you.

    Kelley Hernandez
    Hemet, California

  46. We would like to say to the Fogel family that we were horrified to see what wicked people have in their hearts to do such a terrible thing! We are saddened to see what happiness to God fearing people. May they rest in the loving arms of our dear Lord, and suffer no more.
    To the serviving Family we offer our sincere condolences and will keep you in are prayers.
    With love, Lisa and Graeme .

  47. Love from Sydney, AustraliaMarch 18, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    To the members of the Fogel family who will not enjoy the beginning of peace this Shabbat for you are already in a peaceful eternity, I think about you often. Every time I turn on my phone, I see your loving faces - you're my background image.

    To those who remain behind, I think of you and will return to Itamar on my next visit to Israel to continue my support.

  48. The only thing I could do when I heard about the heinous attack was to weep , weep for the loss of your mom , dad , siters and brothers ! Know that in my heart , you will allways be my brother and sister and your sorrow is our sorrow , your grief is our grief !

  49. Words cannot express the loss I feel. Even though I'm not related by blood I feel the loss in spirit profoundly. I live far from Itamar but in thought I am with you, you whom have lost your loved ones in such a horrible and senseless tragedy.

    I have posted your story wherever I could so that people will remember and not forget. Hopefully it is of some comfort that you do not stand alone but I cannot imagine a loss like this.

    Hamakom Yinachem Etchem Betoch Sha'ar Evlai Tzion VeYerushalayim

    From Rotterdam, Netherlands

  50. D'vorah MazorMarch 18, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    There are no perfect words to express the grief that I feel for all personally affected by this tragedy, I can say, however, that my heart breaks for those who suffer from loss and shock at this time. I do wish, nevertheless, that those who have lost their loved ones feel Ha'Shem's presence, albeit in some way, and believe that Ha'Shem's love will heal the immense sorrow that is felt by so many at this time. May the members of the Fogel family who are now in heaven rest in peace for eternity, and to those family members (especially the children) may only happiness and simchas follow you for the rest of your days. And, to the entire town of Itamar, (a town I personally adore) may you grow and become a great force that will strengthen the love for Eretz Israel by the Jewish people, both here in Israel, and in the Galut. Once again, many condolences and may you be comforted by all who share in your grief.

  51. Dear precious Fogel family and precious Israel,
    my prayers are there for you. I pray that you find strength in God's great love for you in this huge time of sorrow. The dear faces of these innocent ones will not be ignored by the Lord. May God's blessings and comfort support and sustain you. As a 'cousin' in the Faith; I love my Jewish brothers and sisters, as they have blessed our world with the ways of God, and all the wonderful history of the Old Testament-The Torah-God Bless you and THANK YOU for that. Please know many many Americans and Christians love you and wish you peace and safety and fairness.
    Love from Teresa in Idaho, U.S.A.

  52. My heart has been heavy all week since this horrid massacre. My husband and I stand with you and all Israel. You are all in our thoughts and prayers continually.

  53. Members of the Fogel & Ben Yishai families:
    My heart aches for you. Every time I hear of this tragedy mentioned, my eyes fill with tears. May Hashem continue to watch over you. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Baruch Dayan Emes.

    Queens, NY

  54. May I be as brave as the children of Israel. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

  55. My heart aches for you, my prayers are that Elohim bless, keep and comfort you. It's by his mighty hand and loving heart that many of us will always stand by you, his chosen people. Look up and hold your heads high.

  56. My condolences for your loss. I was in Itimar October 2010. Your loss hits very close to home.

    Evangelist Ann

  57. Praying for the Lord's mercy, grace and comforting for you during this time of unimaginable pain and sorrow. Praying that God's love will shelter and sustain you.

  58. Dearest Fogel family, our love and prayers are with you and we surround you with Christian love!
    We lift up Psalms 121 for your strength and comfort.

    1 I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from?
    2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
    3 He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps.
    4 He who guards Isreal never rests or sleeps. 5 The Lord guards you. The Lord is the shade that protects you from the sun.
    6 The sun cannot hurt you during the day, and the moon cannot hurt you at night.
    7 The Lord will protect you from all dangers; he will guard your life.
    8 The Lord will guard you as you come and go, both now and forever.

    God Bless you and your family and give you peace and comfort!

    Susan & Morris Small, Edenton, NC U.S.A.

  59. My heart breaks for you. I pray that HaShem will give you shalom during this sad, sad time. I pray that Itamar will become strengthened with resolve after these saacrifices and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

    Shalom Alecheim!

    Deborah from Spokane, WA USA

  60. I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. My thoughts are with you and your family as you try to comprehend this great loss.

  61. Precious children,
    My heart aches for you. My family and I just returned from hearing the Megilla reading at our local Chabad House and I kept thinking of you. Wondering how *your* Purim is... Please know that there are Jews all over the world who thinks of you and prays for you... Sending love from Gothenburg, Sweden. Sara bat Rivka and family

  62. I am so very sorry for what happened to you. May Hashem bless you and comfort you. Am Israel mourns your loss. May Hashem avenge their blood. Stay strong, Hashem is with you!

    Rafael Yeoshua Gorenstein Brasil
    Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

  63. May Adonai comfort you and give you strength, He is our ever present help in our time of need. My heart cries with you and I send you love and prayers from Saline, MI USA
    Donna Corker

  64. Words alone will not take away the pain. But know that there are many in the world who care and lift up Israel and her people in prayer. May God Himself come and comfort you and embrace you in his arms and carry you through the rest of the journey.
    lynn sherwood
    Derby, ks
    United States

  65. Hashem will avenge every evil deed! Have faith!

  66. antonio sergio ferreira baptistaMarch 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    I am shocked by this tragedy. All mankind should be ashamed by this absurd murder. The Fogel family and the israeli people receive my condolences. Maybe someday, we will have no more religious murders to mourn.

  67. To the Fogel family:
    Most sincere prayers and blessings to you from Torah loving people all over the world. We weep and mourn with you for the loss of your loved-ones. Adonai bless you and keep you in the days ahead. We pray for the peace of Israel.
    Milton and Aleta Wells
    Texas, USA

  68. Words escape me. Hosha Na, Moshiach.

  69. To The Fogel Family,
    We @ In The Light of the Menorah Sri Lanka weep
    for you and all Israel. I believe Adonai Weeps more than all of us for the loss of His Beloved people. We up hold you in prayer and every Hebrew child of Adonai that this will not happen again.
    "Shalom, Shalom Jerusalem, May there be peace within thy walls"
    Rabbi David

  70. My heart goes out to Tamar, Roi and Yishai, their entire extended family, the people of Itamar and the people of Israel. I was shocked and horrified at the senseless execution of the Fogels in Itamar. It made me cry for them, for their family and for this world where such things still happen.

    I tried to leave a long message yesterday which never appeared. So I’m writing another.

    Hadas was a heavenly, little angel, Elad was a beautiful young child, Yoav was a handsome boy and their parents, Udi and Ruth sound like wonderful, loving parents. They were a blessing to their community.

    The worthless monsters who murdered these decent, caring people clearly have no hearts and no souls. They are the darkest sort of evil that exists today on this planet.

    Tamar, you are a remarkably poised, intelligent, and lovely young lady for your age. I saw your interview and was struck by your strength of character and calm, mature conversation. You have an inner beauty that is quite rare and it shines through on your pretty face. You have been given a terribly heavy burden, and I hope you get enough emotional help so you can grow up to be the well-balanced, truly outstanding woman I see within you.

    I will be sending prayers to Tamar, Roi and Yishai for many years to come. You are all a part of your parents and they will live on through the three of you. I am certain your parents were, and would continue to be, very proud of you. Their love will be with you always.

    I hope I can finally post this message. I am sure there are many, many others who are trying to send you condolences on this website and also having trouble getting through to you.

    Blessings to Tamar, Roi and Yishai, their family and friends. May the love and prayers flowing to you from hundreds of thousands of good people all around the world sustain you in the coming days and years.

    Carol from California, U.S.A.

  71. We are praying for you, precious ones. You are not alone! There are many Christians here in America that love and support Israel, and that same love is also for you. May God bless you and keep you! Rest in His loving arms. Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken.

  72. To the Fogel Family,
    My heart aches for your whole family. I have been praying for all of you and will continue to do so. Please know that as a Christian, I have searched the sciptures and prayed that God would give me insight as to why he allows the righteous to suffer so much. I do not have a clear answer. But I do know that God is Just, He Comforts and Blesses those who are Mourning, He is Soveriegn, He Loves You, He is Merciful, and the life that we live on this earth will be full of testing and trials that builds up our faith in Him. My whole family is sending our Love to You. May God comfort you during this time of such great sorrow.

    Debbie, San Francisco California

  73. My family will pray to Hashem for your souls. Am Israel Jai.

  74. Dear Folks: Normally I talk too much now I can’t say a thing except I’m really deeply sorry for your loss. Shalom, Shalom, Yosef or Joseph A. Cleary

  75. We, your brothers and sisters in HaShem, are so sorry for your terrible loss. HaShem will make good, justice and righteousness out of this tragedy, for the victims and for the perpetrators. All is in His mighty hand, and He will comfort you. Thank you for being on the front lines in HaAretz Yisrael to occupy and to take back the Shomron. Build and build and build! We are with you far away in America!

    Mary Billingham
    Pella, Iowa, USA

  76. I am heartbroken for your family, and pray that my Lord will protect all of Israel and His people there.

  77. From my family in Ontario, Canada: We grieve and mourn with you. Our hearts were so broken to hear of this dreadful and senseless crime against innocents.
    We pray God's special measures of strength, comfort, hope and blessings will uplift and keep you, and that He will give you the peace which passes all understanding.

  78. This was and IS a terrible tragedy. My Hashem comfort you in your time of sorrow. We pray for Hashem to strengthen you daily. These evil perpetrators want the destruction of the Jewish people and they have NO neshema. But despite this, you all will prevail in great and mighty ways. We must fight onward and soon Maschiach will bring us everlasting peace.

  79. G. Boyes Holland

    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of need.

  80. Dear Family, You are in our prayers. May the God of all Creation shine His face upon you and give you comfort in this difficult time. We pray that His abundant mercy and grace will over shadow the depth of despair that this tragedy has brought to your lives. We pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem and for the outpouring of God's Holy Spirit upon the Jewish people, their leaders, and warriors. Blessed be the name of the Lord. It is in Him that we rejoice for He only is good and righteous and true. Our hearts break for your loss; they ache at the very thought of such a heinous crime. The Lord spoke to Moses and instructed him to speak to the children of Israel: "Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 'So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.'” Numbers 6:23-27 May this come to pass for you and all Israel.
    Bob Ruckman
    Pastor Calvary Chapel Vision
    Porterville California USA

    As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

  81. Dear Fogel family and friends. My heart is broken for you. Please know that there are people around the world who love you and lift you up before Ha-Shem asking that He would envelope you with His Shalom.

  82. May Hashem bless you and make you like Ephraim and Mannaseh, Sarah, Rachel, and Leah. Our condolences are with you and your family! We offer up prayers to Hashem on your behalf.
    From Montana, USA
    Eric Brown and family

  83. To the Fogel Family and Those Who Knew and Loved This family,

    As a Christian family, we extend our condolences to the loss of Hadas,Elad,Yoav,Ruth and Rabbi Ude Fogel.We know you will miss each of them. We are just so sorry for the loss of this family.

    We will pray for all of you during this time and always,

    Ray, Donna and Emmanuel
    Texas, USA

  84. Shalom Fogel family and friends,
    May Hashem bless you, protect you, and give you His Shalom. Thank you for standing on the front lines in the heart land of Israel and making it safe for the rest of us to live here. We appreciate you and love you!
    D'vorah & Daniel
    Haifa, Israel

  85. My heart goes out to the Fogel family. I pray for you, for Itamar, and for Israel. Shalom will come to the whole world through Israel.

    Joanne from California

  86. Only God has the power and He, Hamakom will comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    I want you to know that we, though thousands of miles away, stand with you. Elliot

  87. My heart goes out to this family,
    Tamar, may Hashem bless and comfort you. You have a big role ahead of you, but Hashem will guide you as you ask Him.
    The tears are cleansing and will help you. I have cried for you and your whole family. I will continue to pray and cry out for you.
    I am many miles away, but my heart is with Israel and your family.
    I pray for you to dwell in the secret place of the most high and you shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. You will say of Hashem, "He is my refuge and fortress, in Him I will trust." Psm 91
    Bless you...

  88. I wept when I heard what happened. I am praying for the remaining family members and for the town. God bless Israel, the apple of His eye!

  89. This tragedy has touch the core of my heart and I continue to pray for those connected. Would my arms be so wide that I could comfort those remaining, that you would know that there are many around the world that keep Israel in their prayers for peace and protection. I pray that you will feel God's great peace & comfort as you abide under the shadow of His wings. He loves you with an everlasting love. I love you, too.

    Western KS

  90. I share the G-d of Israel with you. My heart is burning for a love for you. I came to Itamar with Pastor Biltz in May 2008. Mayor Rabbi Mosche and Leah shared hours with us as we sat in your school. I was in awe of the happy children loving to learn Torah. You served us cookies and drinks...thank you so so much. My eyes have tears as I feel the lose of these little ones. May HaShem bless you and guard you as you seek no revenge as we know Yahweh is the avenger. Joshua crossed over the Jordan where you are at Itamar. You will cross many Rivers in the future as Elohim will protect you. This horrifc sacrifice is resounding throughout the world. Bonnie Laux, Missouri, USA.

  91. We are in Sydney, Australia and mourning with you - our eyes are overflowing with tears, our hearts are broken, we hear the news and are shocked beyond belief!! How could such a shocking tragedy be possible?! There is no answer.....our prayers are with you, as much as we can be on the other side of the world, we are with you and thinking of you. We had a memorial service tonight in our community in honour of the Fogel family. May Hashem comfort you and bless you always.
    Steven & Rina

  92. Our words cannot express the emotions we feel at your enormous loss... We believe God when he says in Psalm 85:8, "He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones..." We pray that you will know that peace...
    Psalm 83
    "O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
    For, behold, Thine enemies make an uproar; and those who hate Thee have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against Thy people, and conspire together against Thy treasured ones......So pursue them with Thy tempest, and terrify them with Thy storm. Fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek Thy name, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever; and let them be humiliated and perish. That they may know that Thou alone, whose name is the Lord, art the Most High over all the earth."

  93. Alma Arkansas USAMarch 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    We pray that this precious family will find comfort and peace during this difficult time...
    Psalm 83
    O God, do not remain quiet; do not be silent and, O God, do not be still. For, behold, Thine enemies make an uproar; and those who hate Thee have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against Thy people, and conspire together against Thy treasured ones. They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."......So pursue them with Thy tempest, and terrify them with Thy storm. Fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek Thy name, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever; and let them be humiliated and perish, that they may know that Thou alone, whose name is the Lord, art the Most High over all the earth."

    May God bless you and Itamar as you stand strong in Him...

  94. Dear precious Tamar, Roi, Yoshi,

    I cannot imagine your loss, I cannot imagine what you have been through, but my family and I constantly pray for God to give you strength and that you might experience His love and peace. We love and bless Israel,

    In Yeshua,
    Aurora Garza
    Richmond, Virginia/ Mexico

  95. three and a half weeks later......we still see the faces of the beautiful angels of the fogel family before us and those who are still with us and you are constantly in our thoughts as we clean for pesach, go to work etc etc. We wonder where you are now, and how you are getting through each day. In some way you have all inspired us to connect even stronger to this land and country we have chosen to be despite the difficult aliya we are going through hving come recently, not only that but to inspire and practically help as many as poss, specifically from S.Africa where we're from. Thank you.We acknowledge the difficulty of the chag coming up for you. I think we as a nationn all really experienced a true tisha b' av, you could feel the mourning all through the country and jewish world abroad.may the strength of the collective jewish people and others prayers bring you a future of blessing and happiness. With love, Tanya, Ramat Beit Shemesh

  96. My heart still breaks each time I see the images of such a beloved family. When I first read about this I was so disturbed that for three days I held it until I could no longer restrain the tears and openly wept. I saw how close in ages Hadas and Elad are to my own two children and could only grieve that such atrocity could be inflicted on innocents, the parents included. Know that the tears are not shed alone and that the world does indeed mourn. I pray God blesses you and all of Israel. My condolences and continued promise that myself and many others stand with Israel and especially the Fogel family.

  97. Dear precious Tamar, Roi, Yoshi, I cannot imagine your loss, I cannot imagine what you have been through, but my family and I constantly pray for God to give you strength and that you might experience His love and peace. Susanne, Naomie and Tiphanie from France

  98. I express my condolences to the surviving family members as well as the nation of Israel. I express my outrage that this murder happened and that a major world religion caused this murder and others like it to happen. Los Alamitos, California

  99. Mizmor 61: 1-4 "Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you,
    I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings". Selah
    Only our Abba can heal the hurt. May you find shalom under His wings. Amen
    Theresa VJ Fairbanks, Alaska

  100. Our prayers for the surviving family members and all of the nation of Israel are being lifted up daily. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will not be mocked. We will continue all the more to support Israel both prayerfully and financially.
    George.Melbourne, Florida

  101. To dearest Tamar, Roi,Yisai and the Fogel and Ben Yishai Family,
    I cannot think about you without the tears flowing freely. Words cannot express the pain and concern for you. All of Klal Yisroel are one with you.
    We will always be with you. Although I am thousands of miles away, I am with you in thought and prayer. I want you, dearest Tamar, Roi and Yishai to experience many simchas as you grow up. I will always think of you as I think of my own children and wish you to be strong and successful. Our hearts are broken - please know that so many of us would do anything in our power to help you, to comfort you. Your future simcha's IY"H, will be our simchas too.

    Chani Klein, Oak Park, Michigan

  102. Dearest Tamar, Roi and Yishai , Fogel Family and Ben-Yishai Family
    The tears flow freely when I think of you. Dear family, Be strong as you have been. All of Klal Yisroel are hugging you and davening for your welfare. I will always think of you as I think of my family and children.
    Our hearts are broken - but we remember: Lo yinum velo yishan , Shomer Yisroel.
    We don't know why this happened. We are one with you dear family and sweet children.

    Chani Klein, Oak Park, Michigan

  103. You have suffered a great loss. Baruch Y'Israel RinYah

  104. To the precious surviving Fogel Children,
    We the Aaron Family stand with you and against this heinious crime committed against your Family and against Israel by the terrorists who surround you.We pray that the god of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob will guard and protect you as well as his beloved Israel and all of his chosen people all around the world. We are a Bible believing Christian Family and we weep and mourn with you. With Much Love. The Aaron Family, Clarksville,TN,USA.

  105. Dear Fogel Children, residents of Itamar. We are so saddened by this tragic event. Our hearts go out to you. We pray that that Hashem will keep you safe and give you courage in this difficult time. Shalom from the Van Blerk family, Tauranga, New Zealand