Monday, March 26, 2018

Remembering Alisa

Today, the tenth day of the Hebrew calendar month of Nisan, is the yahrzeit of Alisa Michelle Flatow z"l.

Alisa, a student at Frisch School in Paramus NJ and then at Brandeis University, was in Israel during her 1995 spring semester participating in a Jewish studies program at the Nishmat learning center in Jerusalem. She was 20, and on her way to spend a few pre-Passover beach-side days in Gush Katif.

As her father Stephen describes it, she never reached her destination:
because outside the gates of the Jewish community of Kfar Darom a van was waiting. The driver saw the approaching bus, jammed his foot on the gas pedal, rammed the side of the bus, and detonated a bomb that took eight lives and injured more than 40.
Like Malki Roth z"l, her family has built a legacy of good out of their tragedy. And like Malki, who she was as a person has impacted thousands of lives. 

Please take a moment to watch the video below and do something positive in Alisa's memory.

May her soul be bound up in the bond of life.

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