MEMORIAL TRIBUTES TO THE VICTIMS
OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Around 3100 persons from all the world's regions, from all walks of life, from all socioeconomic classes, and from all faiths died--on one day--because of terrorist acts committed by Al Qaeda. An estimated 10 percent of the total victims were from the Jewish Community. Approximately 25 percent of the total victims were foreign nationals. (See below for a link to a list of names, updated daily, by The Wall Street Journal.)
This was the second time that Al Qaeda's crimes against humanity produced many thousands of innocent victims in one day: When the US Embassies were bombed in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on August 7, 1998--in addition to the 12 US diplomatic staff members that died--240 Kenyans and Tanzanians died, plus more than 5400 persons were so severely injured that tens of thousands of Kenyan and Tanzanian families lost their primary breadwinners.
From September 14, 2001, onward, the Staten Island Jewish Community formally paid homage to the memories of latest innocent victims of Al Qaeda's crimes against humanity, plus gave tribute to the heroes who risked their own lives to save others.
Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center Congregation Etz Chaim:
Congregation Bnai Israel, Ecumenical Memorial Service, on September 22, 2001: