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Major Roi Klein jumped on a live Hezbollah grenade and muffled the explosion with his body saving the lives of his soldiers. The soldiers reported that Klein recited the Jewish prayer, Shema Yisrael, as he jumped on the grenade. #YomHaZikaron
Sgt. Uri Ilan was captured by Syrian Forces, held as a POW, interrogated and badly tortured. He committed suicide. When his body was recovered, a small piece of paper was discovered: “I did not betray” he wrote
Lt. Col. Yonathan Netanyahu commanded the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal during the operation to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. The mission was successful, with 102 of the 106 hostages rescued, but Netanyahu was killed in action. #YomHaZikaron
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THREAD for #YomHaZikaron: At the end of the book of Genesis, Joseph makes one deeply poignant request: Though I die in exile, God will bring you back to the land, and when He does so, "veha'alitem et atzmotai mizeh", “Carry my bones” with you.
Moses smashed the first set of tablets given to him by God at Mount Sinai, but the Israelites carried them in the Ark, together with the second set, the new tablets and the fragments of the old.
And so it has been throughout #Jewish history; we carry with us all the fragments of our people’s past, the broken lives, the anguished deaths.
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