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IRF Expresses Its Pain and Outrage on the Murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin

Friday, October 2, 2015

The International Rabbinic Fellowship is deeply pained and outraged by the horrific murders, by Palestinian terrorists, of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin z"l, as they were driving home in the Shomron area. Rabbi Henkin was a young outstanding Torah scholar who was destined for greatness and had already published widely. Rabbi Henkin was the son of the esteemed Torah scholars and leaders, Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin and Rabbanit Chana Henkin. In their work and teaching they have had a major impact on the Modern-Orthodox community both in Israel and the United States and beyond. Naama was a gifted graphic artist and directed an art studio. She was the daughter of Chanan and Hila Armoni who were active members and leaders of the Religious-Zionist community in Israel as well as serving in key positions in the IDF and Israeli intelligence over the last three decades. We join with clal yisrael in mourning this heartbreaking loss. May the families be comforted with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

We support the efforts of the IDF and the Israeli security forces in tracking down those responsible for this heinous crime. We call on all citizens of Israel to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, even in the midst of the grief, anger and pain that we all feel.