Hebrew Voices #52 – Heroes of 9/11

David Brink standing in front of the name of Todd M. Beamer, who stopped the terrorists from crashing Flight 93 into Washington DC.In this episode of Hebrew Voices, Heroes of 9/11, First Responder Detective David Brink (NYPD Retired) takes us on a private tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero and walks us through the events of that day. He also shares how he ran into the "9/11 Church" to find refuge from the cloud of toxic dust that formed when the Twin Towers collapsed and gives us a glimpse into how his faith gave him strength during such difficult times. Danilo wrote: “This episode is very revealing, and is a perspective I never heard.”

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Special thanks to First Responder Detective David Brink (NYPD Retired) for your heroism and for sharing your story with us, and to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Please consider making a donation to the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation in honor of David Brink, Walter Weaver, and Jerome Dominguez.

Messenger bicycles parked outside the World Trade Center whose owners perished on 9/11. - Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Messenger bicycles parked outside the World Trade Center whose owners perished on 9/11. - Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Art created by David Brink out of steel from the ruins of the towers. This piece depicts the Twin Towers. Detective Brink gave many of his art pieces to families whose loved one's remains were never recovered from Ground Zero. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum

Art created by David Brink out of steel from the ruins of the towers. This piece depicts the Twin Towers. Detective Brink gave many of his art pieces to families whose loved one's remains were never recovered from Ground Zero. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum

The gloves used by Det. David Brink during the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero following 9/11. These gloves were donated by an unknown stranger who wrote "Thank you!" on the gloves. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The gloves used by Det. David Brink during the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero following 9/11. These gloves were donated by an unknown stranger who wrote "Thank you!" on the gloves. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Ladder 3 of the Fire Department of New York was shredded on 9/11 when the World Trade Center collapsed. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Ladder 3 of the Fire Department of New York was shredded on 9/11 when the World Trade Center collapsed. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The remains of an elevator motor from the Twin Towers. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The remains of an elevator motor from the Twin Towers. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Part of the antenna from the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, destroyed on 9/11. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Part of the antenna from the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, destroyed on 9/11. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Survivors Stairs - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The "Survivors Stairs" where David Brink and other First Responders guided hundreds of people to safety after the South Tower collapsed. These stairs were protected from falling pieces of the North Tower by an overhang on Word Trade Center Building #5. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

This Bible opened to the New Testament passage containing the "Sermon on the Mount" was found fused to a chunk of steel at the World Trade Center. - Photo Courtesy of 9-11 Memorial & Museum

This Bible opened to the New Testament passage containing the "Sermon on the Mount" was found fused to a chunk of steel at the World Trade Center. - Photo Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

On 9/11, David Brink ran into this church and washed his eyes out using "holy water" from this basin. The sculpture on at the other end of the church contains the name of God in Hebrew.

On 9/11, David Brink ran into this church and washed his eyes out using "holy water" from this basin. The sculpture at the other end of the church contains the name of God in Hebrew. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

God's holy name in Hebrew in the 9/11 Church, across the street from the World Trade Center. On 9/11, David Brink entered the church to escape the toxic dust cloud, formed when the towers collapsed. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

God's holy name in Hebrew in the 9/11 Church, across the street from the World Trade Center. On 9/11, David Brink entered the church to escape the toxic dust cloud, formed when the towers collapsed. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

The front of the 9/11 Church (St. Paul's Chapel) has a sculpture representing "The Glory" as God's holy name in Hebrew. The light coming from the Tetragrammaton inside of clouds represents the "Glory" described in Exodus 24:16-17 and Ezekiel 1:28.

The front of the 9/11 Church has a sculpture inscribed with God's holy name in Hebrew. The light coming from the Tetragrammaton inside of clouds represents "The Glory" described in Exodus 24:16-17 and Ezekiel 1:28. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

David Brink shows his tattoo honoring the memory of those First Responders who died on 9/11. The tattoo says, "In Memory of Our Fallen Brothers 9-11-2001 W.W. [Walter Weaver] - J.D. [Jerome Dominguez]" - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

David Brink shows his tattoo honoring the memory of those First Responders who died on 9/11. The tattoo says, "In Memory of Our Fallen Brothers 9-11-2001 W.W. [Walter Weaver] - J.D. [Jerome Dominguez]". - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

David Brink's tattoo honoring the memory of those First Responders who died on 9/11. The tattoo says, "In Memory of Our Fallen Brothers 9-11-2001 W.W. [Walter Weaver] - J.D. [Jerome Dominguez]" - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

David Brink's tattoo honoring the memory of those First Responders who died on 9/11. The tattoo says, "In Memory of Our Fallen Brothers 9-11-2001 W.W. [Walter Weaver]. - J.D. [Jerome Dominguez]" - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

FDNY cadets line up along the sides of the 9/11 Memorial bearing the names of the First Responders who died on 9/11.

FDNY cadets line up along the sides of the 9/11 Memorial bearing the names of the First Responders who died on 9/11. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

A flower marking the name of one of the victims on the 9/11 Memorial. A flower is placed on the person's birthday by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

A flower marking the name of one of the victims on the 9/11 Memorial. A flower is placed on the person's birthday by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

The 9/11 Memorial at night marking the spots where the towers stood.

The 9/11 Memorial at night marking the spots where the towers stood. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

Israeli-American mathematician Daniel M. Lewin, a veteran of Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal, may have been the first victim of 9/11. According to an FAA memo, Lewin was murdered by Satam Al-Suqami when he tried to stop Mohamed Atta from taking over Flight 11. This was based on a phone call made by Flight Attendants Amy Sweeney and Betty Ong during the attack. The terrorists eventually crashed Flight 11 into North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Israeli-American mathematician Daniel M. Lewin, a veteran of Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal, may have been the first victim of 9/11. According to an FAA memo, Lewin was murdered by Satam Al-Suqami when he tried to stop Mohamed Atta from taking over Flight 11. This was based on phone calls made by Flight Attendants Amy Sweeney and Betty Ong during the attack. The terrorists eventually crashed Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

The 9/11 Memorial at the entrance to Jerusalem presents an American flag rising victoriously from the flames of the collapsing Twin Towers. This was the first 9/11 Memorial outside the United States to contain the names of all the nearly 3,000 victims. A piece of the Word Trade Center is embedded at the bottom of the memorial.

The 9/11 Memorial at the entrance to Jerusalem presents an American flag rising victoriously from the flames of the collapsing Twin Towers. This was the first 9/11 Memorial outside the United States to contain the names of all the nearly 3,000 victims. A piece of the Word Trade Center is embedded at the bottom of the memorial. - Photo by Nehemia Gordon

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3 thoughts on “Hebrew Voices #52 – Heroes of 9/11

  1. I watched a 3 night series “Road To 9/11” this week, and now seeing and hearing this helps add a few more pieces to a puzzle that will never be completed but helps me visualize the size, the enormity of the buildings, and the sense the sorrow and the honor the memorial represents to those who died that day.
    I find the scripture fused but not burned into the metal quite fascinating.
    The memorial in Jerusalem is beautiful!
    Thank you, Mr. Brink for your service.
    Thank you, Nehemia for bringing this information to us.

  2. Nehemiah, the remembrance of ” That Day, 9-11″ was very emotional to hear. Thank you for bringing it to life once again. Tom Kelly. From The Olive Branch which you have visited many times.

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