From Racheli Fraenkel’s eulogy on her son Naftali:
Our beloved Naftali,
Charming, happy, cynical boy; a boy who knows prayer; a sophisticated boy; a boy who is innocent…you taught your fingers to play, upright and handsome, you prepared for many more good years.
It turns out that you played the role of your life in this spectacular display. Eighteen days of a whirlwind of love, of involvement, of Israeliness and Jewishness, of deep, strong, purifying humanity.
We hoped that you would have many more years in this world.
To the beloved Mekor Chaim family – we wanted so much to be with you for another year…
Because there is a special place for boys who know Torah and who know song; who taught their lips to bless and to pray…
Rest in peace, my child,
We will learn to sing without you, we will always, always, always hear your second voice inside us.