On November 17th, Ebenezer Horaling, age 35, was on his way to work as a custodian at a boys’ elementary school. When he got off the bus, a terrorist driving a van rammed into him, throwing him in the air and knocking him to the ground.
Ebenezer was brought to the Emergency Room at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in critical condition, with a fractured neck and head injury. The team in Hadassah’s Intensive Care Unit, led by Prof. Vernon Van-Heerden, fought hard for his life.
Ebenezer and his wife, Miriam, along with their extended family, made Aliyah to Israel in 2006 from North East India, as part of Bnei Menashe, a group of people who believe they are remnants of the ten lost tribes and are rediscovering their Judaism.
When Ebenezer and Miriam came to Israel, they were holding the hands of one toddler son. Now they have six children. The oldest, Magen Yisrael (Defender of Israel) will be a Bar Mitzvah shortly.
The good news is that his dad is out of danger, beginning therapy, and on the path to recovery, once again able to enjoy his family and his chosen homeland.