Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Funeral for Noah Pozner Age 6

Washington Post   The long and sad task of burying the children killed in the Newtown massacre began Monday afternoon, under dreary gray skies. 

The first two children’s funerals took place 25 miles apart, one in this city on Long Island Sound, and one in Newtown itself.

Here in Fairfield, family and friends gathered to remember Noah Pozner, the very youngest of the shooting’s young victims. Noah had just turned 6 on Nov. 20. He had a twin sister who survived the attack. [....]

 Veronique Pozner’s memories of her son brought many mourners to tears, several said after the service.

“She said ‘Whenever I used to tell him I love you, his answer would be, ‘Not as much as I love you’,” Rabbi Edgar Gluck, a clergyman attending the funeral, recounted after the service, which was closed to the media.

“It was very powerful — everybody had tears in their eyes,” Gluck added. “If you didn’t, you weren’t human.”


  1. Recipients and PublicityDecember 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Boruch Dayan HaEmes!

    This is a true tragedy, for all the children and their families and the 6 innocent adults who were murdered in cold blood.

    The ones to blame for this are the killer, Adam Lanza, and his mother. She purchased all the guns and kept them in her house. She was a gun advocate and taught her kids how to shoot and took them for gun training and aiming. This is not normal behavior and she must be the guilt for her own murder at the hands of her disturbed son and for the cold-blooded killings that have shattered the community where it happened but the entire US and the world are shocked to the core of this incredible human tragedy.

    Perhaps this is a sign that the evil of the Moloch is still with us. Far too many frum parents sacrifice their own kids who do not fit into their families and they judge them to be "rodfim" and just kick them out of the house, quite often without the pesak of a posek or rov. They just do it and this kind of modern day de facto Moloch-"worship" has become accepted when a large frum family may have lots of kids, say, eight, or nine or ten or eleven, twelve or more, and nebech one poor kid just has to show signs of being off the derech (OTD) or or becoming one of the "kids at risk" (just a nice pseudonym for unwanted or rejected or often abused kids) or not following the party line -- and out they go -- to become "shababniks" in Israel, even marry Arabs or the ever-growing OTD crowd of kids in America. And many of these kids roam streets and die as drug addicts and in squalor.

    There is a message here somewhere and we should try to hear it. Such tragedies are not random.

    If the Chofetz Chaim would say an earthquake in Siberia was a "message" for all the Jews, then the wanton murders of 1st graders and the female staff must be a shocking message about the importance of caring for our children and not throw them away like empty cartons or soda cans when they don't meet our expectations.

    1. When OTD children are treated so badly the results are disastrous.They just get worse and worse.It is not only the parents but yeshivas are very quick to throw OTD children out and then sometimes they are blacklisted.That this occurred to mostly non-Jewish children is not significant when you realize that it is a message to us.Children need unconditional love from their parents.

  2. Um... if, lamashal, Rav Ovadia would presume to divine the reason for the holocaust, I'm quite sure there would be a quick long line of bloggers jumping to pummel him, as has happened many times. So, RAP, aka CBT, please do us a favor and take off your ruach hakodesh kippah.


  3. Noah Pozner is a tragic victim of this tragedy and I don't wish this kind of grief on any but the murderous reshaim. However, his family is very far from Judaism and he would probably have lived a life far from Torah and in violation of it. Hashem Yisborach knows the answer and whatever He does is for the good but if that is the reason he died, he is far better off for it.


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