Israel - 75 Torah Scrolls Honor Operation Protective Edge Fallen At Wednesday Ceremony
Israel - At a ceremony at the Western Wall on Wednesday evening, 75 Torah scrolls from around the world were dedicated to the memories of fallen civilian and IDF victims lost during Operation Protective Edge last summer in the Gaza War.
The event was sponsored by the IDF’s humanitarian branch, the LIBI Fund, in conjunction with the Yad Labanim’s “A Bond for Eternity” project, which was responsible for writing the scrolls.
A scroll each was dedicated to the 67 fallen IDF members, as well as five civilians and the three teenaged boys kidnapped and murdered by Hamas last summer.
President Reuven Rivlin, who topped a A-list of dignitaries, IDF, and religious officials on hand, said, “The Torah marches with the Jewish nation during highs and lows, good and bad. The Torah accompanied us in our wanderings, in our exile and will accompany us in our redemption.”
Featured at the event was the return of the infamous photo from the Six-Day War that showed Rabbi Shlomo Green holding a Torah scroll during the blowing of the ram’s horn following the liberation of the Temple Mount.
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