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Six-year-Old Jewish boy Noah Pozner HY”D Among Dead

Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old boy who belongs to the Jewish community in Newtown, CT was among the victims. Noah’s twin sister, also a student at the school, survived.

A family friend said that that the first grader was shot from a very short range, “execution-style.”

“His tiny body couldn’t handle it,” the friend said.

Rabbi Shaul Praver of Newtown convened the town’s Jewish congregation at the Adath Israel Synagogue on Saturday and urged worshipers to react “with love and positivity in the wake of this tragedy.”

The boy’s mother, Veronique Pozner, a nurse, was among the parents who rushed to the school as news of the shooting got out. When Noah failed to exit the school, she realized what had happened.

“She didn’t know what do with herself,” Praver recalled, noting she had burst into tears. While the rabbi didn’t know Noah personally, he knew his family and even taught the boy’s brother, David, before his Bar Mitzvah.

He told the congregation that the shootings reaffirm the “presence of evil in the world,” but asked the worshipers to remember that “it’s not God who did these things, but a deranged person,” according to the CT Post.

Stunned residents and exhausted officials continued Saturday to fill in the details of the attack.

The school’s well-liked principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was killed while lunging at the gunman as she tried to overtake him, town officials said. Board of Education chairwoman Debbie Liedlien said administrators were coming out of a meeting when the gunman forced his way into the school, and they ran toward them.

Police said the shooter had no connection to the school in Newtown, a small and picturesque New England community about 60 miles northeast of New York City.

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13 Responses to Six-year-Old Jewish boy Noah Pozner HY”D Among Dead

  1. No Words

    December 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Baruch Dayan Emmes – What a tragedy, there is just no words for this

  2. Aviva

    December 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    What are we doing to make sure that history does not repeat itself.

    It happened so many times and yet we are helpless and have no plan for the enext one

    Hashem help us this is so terrible

  3. Lynne Gray

    December 16, 2012 at 12:04 am

    He looked like such a beautiful, sweet, perfect boy. My condolences to the family. May God comfort you all in the days and years ahead. This loss is incomprehensible. Just take one day at a time…

    Isaiah 25:8 “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces…”

  4. Michael Maistelman

    December 16, 2012 at 1:19 am

    May the memory of the saintly be a blessing. May Noah’s tragic death and the death of the other children and adults not be in vain. May our Government finally address the gun-related deaths that too many people suffer in the United States. Assault weapons should be banned. Enough if enough.

    • Kay

      December 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      My heart weeps for this precious child stolen on Hanukkah. I’ve donated what little i can to the family. And I am asking people like you to stop. Just STOP. Do not run the dead bodies of these innocent children up the flag pole of your pet cause and your ideology!! Banning assault rifles will only assure more will up in the hands of those we truly do not want to have them! It is panacea to think just merely banning one type of gun will end this madness. We need to turn to GOD right now. NOT worthless legislators.

  5. Sarah

    December 16, 2012 at 5:52 am

    So so sad, i cried all shabbas before i knew there was a yiddish boy involved, this makes it even sadder

  6. Renee Newell

    December 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Noah was one of my Grandson Alex’s first friends and they played together often. I know that Alex will truly miss his little friend and for him to Noah I will miss you very much RIP my friend.

  7. Fernandez Family

    December 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

    What a terrible tragedy.
    Our sympathies and condolences from here, Miami , florida. As parents of 2 kids, simply and plainly, can NOT imagine to be parents on this situation.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  8. Rebecca

    December 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a beautiful and sweet child!

  9. Chana

    December 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Pozner family,

    There are no words to say, just an all encompassing feeling of love and togetherness. May all Jews unite to bless you and send you love. When one cries we all cry. Another step towards the world screaming for peace and redemption.

    Please Hashem, help.
    With love
    Chana

  10. Iris Schachter

    December 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I’m so sorry for all this senseless death. It’s such a horrible tragedy. May Hashem give comfort to the families of these poor innocents.

  11. janet posner horwitz

    December 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    my heart goes out to all the families of these poor souls taken in the blink of an eye.

    our family lost our beloved nephew in Israel in a senseless shooting.

    but to the Pozner family I feel a special kinship sharing the same last name. May Noa’s soul find comfort with my family above and may God watch over us all.

    May your family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and jerusalem

    Janet Posner Horwitz

  12. Rachel Lichtiger

    December 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I am a mother of young children and my heart cries for you and your family. Noah was taken from you so soon.

    May Hashem comfort you, may you find solace in the memories you shared with the gift that Hashem gave you for seven years. Mothers all over the world, share your pain, your sorrow and wish you healing….

    Rachel Lichtiger