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Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Yom HaZikaron, the Israeli Memorial Day begins this evening. At 8pm tonight in Israel the siren will sound and there will be a moment of silence to remember all of the Soldiers and security personnel who have given there lives to the State of Israel. There were 21,954 of them.
I have known many people who have served in the Israeli army over the years but I have only known one who has fallen. St. Srg. Ari Weiss of the Nachal Brigade.
3 Weeks before he turned 22 he was killed during a fierce gun battle in Nablus.
The Weiss family made Aliyah from the U.S. in 1992. I knew Ari and his brother Eli from Camp Moshava in Wild Rose, Wisconsin. Ari was a couple of years younger than I. I remember him being very quiet. He was a skinny little harmless kid. I knew that the family was making Aliyah, and I had never heard about the Weiss family again. That is until Ari, the skinny little quiet kid who grew up and became a tough and respected soldier, was killed defending his country.
I didn't know Srg. Weiss all that well when we were kids together in camp, but I was most definitely affected very much by the news of his passing.
On this Yom HaZikaron my prayers go out to the Weiss family as well as the Baumel, Arad, Feldman, Katz, and Hever families.
I pray to G-d that we get some encouraging information soon.
Ari Weiss links:
Death of a Hero