Synagogue in Memory of Slain Israeli Teen Opened

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Ynetnews reports: A synagogue named after an Israeli teen whose brutal murder in 2006 shocked the entire country was inaugurated on Thursday in Katzrin.

Some 1,000 people attended the opening of the synagogue named after Tair Rada who was murdered at her school’s bathroom when she was only 13 years old.

Among the attendees was her father Shmuel, who is suffering from a terminal illness and was worried he would not live to see the synagogue open.

I’m happy I was able to realize the dream I’ve had since the murder, to build a temple in Tair’s memory,” said Shmuel Rada, who was brought to the synagogue in a Magen David Adom ambulance, accompanied by paramedics.

“I’ve made great efforts to get to this moment. It wasn’t easy, and I’m still sick,” he said. “This is a Yemenite synagogue but it’s for the sake of all of the people of Israel. People can come from all denominations to pray here, it’s a synagogue for everyone.”

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