Aryeh (Arik) Peretz


Arik Peretz took his daughter Ruth to every trance party, both in Israel and abroad. At 58, he was a father who did everything to make the world accessible for his 17-year-old daughter, who lived with cerebral palsy. Both were found dead after nearly two weeks of uncertainty. However, their family has stated that there’s no definite identification of Ruth, so they’re still holding onto some hope that she might be found. “Arik is an Israeli hero, the most wonderful father in the world,” testified Avi Nissim from the duo Astral Projection, who met them at countless parties. “He devoted his life entirely to his beloved daughter Ruth. Ruth showed everyone that it’s possible to celebrate life even with severe limitations. They never missed a single party,” recalls the artist. “Ruth would spin around in her wheelchair, immersed in the music; I would watch her from the side, amazed and excited.”

Funeral Date: 11/10/2023
Shloshim Date: 10/11/2023

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4 Responses

  1. I have read about Arik and his love for and devotion to Ruth. May his memory be blessing. השם יקום דמה

  2. May the Omnipresent comfort you among the rest of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

    Hamakom yenakhem etekhem betokh shaar avelay tziyon viyrushalayim.

    הַמָּקוֹם יְנַחֵם אֶתְכֶם בְּתוֹךְ שְׁאָר אֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָׁלַיִם

  3. The story of Arik and his love for his daughter Ruth so inspires us, teaching us how to live and love.

    מן השמים תנוחמו

  4. I never met you, but the way you reporteldy took care of your daughter is just amazing. Losing someone like you is a loss for the world.

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