We at RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities are grieving the murders of Levana Malichi, z’l, and Yosef Kirma, z’l, killed yesterday in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Levana was an Israeli civilian, and Yosef was a police officer killed in the line of duty.
We echo the statement of the U.S. State Department: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place today in Jerusalem, which resulted in the death of two Israelis and injured several others. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a quick and full recovery for those wounded. There is absolutely no justification for the taking of innocent lives. We also condemn the statements glorifying this reprehensible and cowardly attack.”
May all who need comfort and support receive it, and may the light of hope for peace and shared humanity be kindled again.