Dear Family and Friends –

Bracha Sara Chaya bas Ronit Naava Tehilla (as many of you have come to know her through this website) was nifteres in Eretz Yisroel this shabbos. Baruch Dayan Emes. Tonight we received the most unwelcome news imaginable. A beautiful, special, sensitive, caring, terrifyingly young Neshama was ripped from this world.

We immediately recalled a beautiful Shabbos Faigie, Benny and Auntie Shira spent with her almost exactly one Hebrew year ago. (Here’s a link to that post: http://www.teambenny.net/2012/07/29/1/)  We recalled seeing her shortly before she moved to Eretz Yisroel at a Chai Lifeline event. What a smile. What an inner beauty.

How her mother and sister sat by her side and said Tehillim for hour after hour, day after day. How her classmates and friends (including our daughter Yocheved) visited night after night.

She fought so hard for so long… all for naught.

In case anyone needed a reminder that this is truly a battle of life and death… here it is. Please daven for her Neshama to take its rightful place near the Kisseh Hakavod. May she be a meilitz yosher for her amazing family and all of the children she touched… including Benny.

May no additional families know the pain her family feels right now. We are with them in thought, spirit and tears. We hope they can feel her love min hashamayim – and hope they feel all of ours from across the ocean.


Ari, Faigie, Benny, Yocheved and the rest of the family.


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