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Jerusalem - Israeli Teen Celebrates Bar Mitzvah Two Months After Terror Attack Left Him On Life Support (Photos)

Published on: December 17, 2015 12:02 PM
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13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash9013-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Jerusalem - A little over two months after a stabbing attack in Jerusalem left him critically injured and on life support, 13 year-old Naor Shalev was joined by friends and family in celebrating his Bar Mitzvah on Thursday morning at the Kotel.

ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1IbjGKH) reports that Naor arrived at the Kotel amid fanfare which included local religious and political leaders.

The celebration is attended by members of the medical team who treated him at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital’s pediatric wing.

Shalev’s young life was nearly ended on October 12 when he and another young Israeli were attacked by a pair of Arab cousins, 13 and 15, in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem.

At the ceremony, Shalev was called to read the weekly version of “Vayigash” from the Torah, after which Itai Betzalel, director of the Society for the Development of the Jewish Quarter, honored him with a copy of the Hurva prayer book.

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turgeman, told the audience that Shalov’s perseverance is proof positive that “Jerusalemites are strong and will not surrender to terror.”

13-year-old Naor Shalev carrying torah scroll as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev carrying torah scroll as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev carrying torah scroll as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev carrying torah scroll as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev poses for a picture with the paramedic who saved his life as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev poses for a picture with the paramedic who saved his life as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev seen with the paramedic who saved his life as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev seen with the paramedic who saved his life as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)
13-year-old Naor Shalev seen with the paramedic who saved his life as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the  Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)13-year-old Naor Shalev seen with the paramedic who saved his life as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on December 17, 2015, Naor Shalev was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in Jerusalem over two mothes ago. (Credit: Flash90)

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 Dec 17, 2015 at 01:26 PM sissel613 Says:

I wish him a hearty mazel tov and thank Hashem for sparing his life. May we see many wonderful things from this young man.

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 Dec 17, 2015 at 07:13 PM BLONDI Says:

MAZEL TOV!!!!! Only many more healthy years

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 Dec 18, 2015 at 12:41 AM stamm Says:

יש נסים,ב"ה

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