Eulogy by Mr. Gabriel Sassoon, Father of Sassoon Children


Baruch Dayan HaEmes, the Sassoon Children were pure neshamos who returned to Hashem on Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5755.  For those of us who are not able to be with the surviving Sassoon family physically to console them, we are here to feel and share their pain.  Here are recordings of a touching eulogy by the Sassoon father, Mr. Gabriel Sassoon.

Skip to minute 7 for the eulogy.

Eulogy continues here.

An audio recording of this eulogy is also available here.

“And in your new moons you shall present a burnt offering to God: two young bullocks, and one ram, seven he-lambs of the first year without blemish” (Bamidbar 28: 11-15).

Mr. Gabriel Sassoon:

On Rosh Chodesh the korban was a korban olah, a burnt offering: two oxen,  that’s me and my wife, my wife was a burnt offering, and I lost everything in the fire, and one ram, that’s Tziporah,  seven pure sheep, those are my seven pure children.

There is nothing to say, only that we must surrender to the will of Hashem.  My children were kedoshim. My wife raised them with great mesirus nefesh to keep them pure.

I want to ask my children forgiveness. I did my best and my wife did her best. Please, everybody, love your child, love your children, love others’ children… understand them, don’t negate them.

May Hashem comfort the Sassoon family among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.  Klal Yisrael cries with the Sassoon family and we beg Hashem to forgive us of our sins, committed knowingly and unknowingly.

Please continue to daven for a refuah shelaima for GILSOM GILA GAYLE bas TZIPORAH FRANCES  (mother) and TZIPORAH bas GAYLE (daughter).

At this time as well as any other time of major Jewish tragedies, we must feel responsible for one another more so than at other times and do a cheshbon hanefesh (spiritual accounting) of how we can do better as individual Jews in order to merit a geulah shelaimah of no more sorrows, only simchas.

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The video levaya in Eretz Yisrael is available here in Hebrew.

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