Monday, December 15, 2014

NY Orthodox Jewish Couple Names Baby Boy After Druze Police Officer Killed in Jerusalem Terror Attack

This is quite a moving story. 

"Zidan isn’t a name usually heard at a Jewish circumcision, but a New York couple gave their newborn son the moniker to honor a Druze policeman killed while responding to a terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue last month"
"Alexander Chester, a corporate real estate attorney, told The Times of Israel that he and his wife, Jennifer, a medical resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, wanted to make sure that Zidan Saif’s name would be perpetuated within the Jewish community, naming their son Yaakov Zidan."
“The four rabbis who were killed left behind many children, so it can be assumed that their names will live on through their grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” said Chester."

“We wanted to have [Zidan’s] name called among the Jewish people for all time.”

Mazel Tov. Lovely story and lovely deed. 

Alexander and Jennifer Chester with their sons Erez and Yaakov (Koby) Zidan, New York, December 12, 2014. (photo credit: Sharon Carfas)