The victims of last summer’s war with Gaza were memorialized on August 12 in a special LIBI Fund sponsored event at the Western Wall in Jerusalem at which 75 Torah scrolls were dedicated in their memory.
Israeli officials, including President Reuven Rivlin, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef, and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, and families of the fallen inaugurated the Torah scrolls in memory ppsspp iso games of the fallen soldiers and civilians.
“The Torah marches with the Jewish nation during highs and lows, good and bad,” said Rivlin. “The Torah accompanied us in our wanderings, in our exile and will accompany us in our redemption.”
The 75 Torah scrolls memorialize the 67 fallen IDF members during Operation Protective Edge along with the five civilians who were killed during the war and the three teenage boys kidnapped and murdered by Hamas last summer.
The LIBI Fund, the IDF’s humanitarian unit, worked in conjunction with the Yad Labanim organization to organize the dedication of the scrolls. Each Torah will be sent to memorial sites and IDF bases across Israel to commemorate Israel’s fallen.