Friday afternoon, before Shabat, I posted this diary about three missing Israeli teenagers who had apparently been kidnapped. I had hoped to have been able to share good news after Shabat, but now three days after the incident there isn't much news at all. But look past the fold for some more information:
We now know the names of the missing:
Two of the missing teens, Gilad Sha’ar, 16, from the West Bank settlement of Talmon, and Naftali Frankel, 16, from Nof Ayalon near Latrun, are friends and study together at the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in the Kfar Eztion settlement. Frankel has dual Israeli-American citizenship.http://www.jpost.com/...
The third teen, Eyal Yifrach, 19, from Elad, near Petah Tikva, studies in the Shavei Hevron Yeshiva in Hebron.
The usual right wing bashing of Obama continues, as does the "media ignores terrorism against Israel" stuff, despite the fact that Daniel Gordis is usually more reasonable and the fact that the New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, and the New York Daily News all had original stories by Friday afternoon, with updates since -- basically, this is all over the internet if you care to look.
Prayer rallies are being held by Jews all over the world, including one at the Western Wall Plaza at 7pm Israel time; I'm aware of numerous such gatherings that were at the same time here in America including one I attended immediately prior to the ordination of two orthodox Jewish women (which is what I really would have preferred to be posting about and may do so if I get the time).
Please have Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, and Eyal ben Iris Teshurah in your prayers.