Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, the father of six who was shot and killed in a terror attack this week. Israel Hayom's Efrat Forsher reports on the rabbi's burial, and those who remembered his life:
Standing over the grave, Shevach's brother Barel eulogized him, saying "Raziel, my righteous brother, we never imagined that we would have to stand here and mourn you just as you reached your peak. You wanted to continue building your family, raising your children and getting to see grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You wanted to continue growing in your study of Torah and in your faith. You wanted to continue to shine onto your surroundings with your vitality and joie de vivre, which was always evident on your face.
"You wanted to see Havat Gilad, which you loved and where you settled your family, evolve, blossom and prosper," Barel continued in tears. "But a cursed, lowlife terrorist got in the way of your aspirations.
"You were kept from realizing your hopes but your values will live on and your aspirations are the aspirations of the entire nation. We, Yael, your wife, your precious children Renana, Naomi, Miriam, Milcah, Ovadia and Benayahu, Mom and Dad, and everyone who cherishes you, we will continue to be guided by your values – the values of the entire Jewish nation. You finished your work here on this earth, but we will carry on. Rest in peace, righteous brother. We, as a family, will do everything in our power to support Yael and the kids, and mom and dad," his brother said.
Friends, rabbis and cabinet ministers also eulogized the beloved father of six...