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Eden Harel choked back tears: "I can't say that" | Israel Hayom


Highlights: Rabbi Gershon Edelstein died on Tuesday at the age of 100. He was a well-known figure in the Jewish community. His death was announced on the morning show "Eden and Oded" The show was dedicated to the memory of the man who "knew how to listen to us" and helped us understand the meaning of his life. The show is now being streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see

The presenter was forced to report on the morning show about the death of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein and did not hide her personal pain • "We have a deep connection to the Edelstein family. They accompanied us a lot at the beginning of our teshuva."

The host of the morning show "Eden and Oded" found it difficult to maintain her composure on Tuesday when she was forced to report the death of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein.

Like every morning, Eden presented the joint program between her and her partner Oded Menashe, but then she was informed of Rabbi Edelstein's death. Harel was asked to report this to the viewers, but found it very difficult, given her acquaintance with the rabbi and his family. "We are forced to announce. I can't say that... On the passing of Rabbi Edelstein. He just passed away, he was a hundred years old, certainly in old age." Harel later noted: "We have a deep connection to the Edelstein family. They accompanied us a lot at the beginning of our answer. We were really close and close to the rabbi."

In a post dedicated to his memory hours later, she uploaded the excerpt from the broadcast and shared the challenge she faced during those sad moments. Later, she also spoke about the manner in which the rabbi treated repentants. "He knew how to listen to us," she noted painfully.

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"This is the hardest broadcast I've ever broadcast," Harel said in a post summarizing her minutes. "I never believed that in my life, as a moderator, I would have to make such a terrible announcement. We were privileged to be close to Rabbi HaGaon Yaakov Edelstein, zt"l, and then to be blessed by the great Rabbi HaGaon Gershon Edelstein, who passed away this morning. Feeling empty, sad. So sad. Let us learn from their virtues."

"There is a lot of talk about the great tzaddik, Rabbi Gershon Edelstein," the TV host added, "The heart does not digest the terrible news that we were informed this morning. They talk about his greatness in the Torah and the enormous spiritual powers he had, but I actually want to talk about the softness and vision of those who have teshuvah, he knew how to listen to us. Maybe we didn't always speak the right language, maybe we weren't always accurate to his status."

"How not simple"

Other celebrities joined in eulogizing Rabbi Edelstein. News anchor Sivan Rahav Meir uploaded a video from the coronavirus period, in which the rabbi is documented answering a distressed student and asking him what needs to be strengthened. "Most of us would probably think that he would say to become stronger in the Torah, in prayer. But the rabbi said, 'Get stronger with humor!' Have any of us ever thought about getting stronger in humor? How simple, how not simple," Meir emphasized. Actor Aviv Alosh addressed the rabbi's death in an Instagram post, writing: "Blessed is the Dayan of truth. Rabbi Gershon Edelstein remembered a righteous man, 100 years old at the time of his passing."

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