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Israel - 75 Torah Scrolls Honor Operation Protective Edge Fallen At Wednesday Ceremony

Published on: August 13, 2015 12:44 PM
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Israeli security forces members hold Torah scrolls during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Israeli security forces members hold Torah scrolls during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

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.

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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.

Israelis hold Torah scrolls during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Israelis hold Torah scrolls during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Israelis lift Torah scrolls during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Israelis lift Torah scrolls during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Chief Sephardi rabbi Yitzhak Yosef writes the last letter in a torah scroll during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 Chief Sephardi rabbi Yitzhak Yosef writes the last letter in a torah scroll during a ceremony with 75 Torah scrolls from around the world in memory of the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge and in Israel’s wars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on August 12, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 01:10 PM Anonymous Says:

This is Kiddush Hashem in its purest form, as the Torah has always been and always will be the key to Jewish survival throughout the ages, and it's only through Torah learning and chesed which will hasten our redemption. These 75 kedoshim must have been very special neshomas, each in his or her own way and Hashem wanted them back for reasons known only to Him, and all for the good!

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 01:16 PM Erlich Says:

Beautiful photos.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 01:32 PM sissel613 Says:

How beautiful and incredible!!The most wonderful thing was to see so many different types of Yiddishe mentchen dancing together. If only it was always so.... May the neshamos of the fallen have an aliyas neshama.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 02:20 PM PMOinFL Says:

One of the most beautiful moments I've seen. It gives me faith that the concept of ahavas Yisroel is not dead.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 02:42 PM Anonymous Says:

"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. ".

Why is the photo considered infamous?

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 03:03 PM Maven Says:

Beautiful photos. But no Kiddsush Hashem.

The entire existence of Israel is against the Torah and Hashgacha Pratis. We say every Yom tov in our prayers Umipnei Chatoeinu Golinu Meiartzeinu. In exile we were sent and in exile we must stay until Moshiach comes.

It says clearly in the Torah the only people who are allowed to be soldiers should be pure holy people. Even is someone sinned that seems to be nothing such as speaking after Baruch She'amar, was disqualified. The IDF who are mostly secular Jews there is no way this is the will of the almighty.
Ehirlicha Yidden cry on each and every Jewish life lost doesn't matter if its a secular Jew or observant.

I know most of you hate my comments but this is the truth.

Ani ma'amin, Be'emuna Shelema Bevias Hamashiach.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 03:38 PM maxedout Says:

Yes Maven, I hate your comments. If Hashem did not want us to have the Jewish state, He would not have performed the constant nissim that Hashem did to save it. Especially in the six day war, and even with the gaza war last summer. Unfortunately, you have been brainwashed since birth. You have been taught to hate by misguided individuals who refuse to see the truth. It is very sad that you dont see the Kiddush Hashem and Ahavas Yisrael in this momentous event. Maybe you can get your holy rebbe to once again tell us that it's the parents' fault that the 3 boys were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood.
And that, my friend, is the truth
Ani ma'amin, Be'emuna Shelema Bevias Hamashiach.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 04:19 PM Shloime Says:

Reply to #6  
Maven Says:

Beautiful photos. But no Kiddsush Hashem.

The entire existence of Israel is against the Torah and Hashgacha Pratis. We say every Yom tov in our prayers Umipnei Chatoeinu Golinu Meiartzeinu. In exile we were sent and in exile we must stay until Moshiach comes.

It says clearly in the Torah the only people who are allowed to be soldiers should be pure holy people. Even is someone sinned that seems to be nothing such as speaking after Baruch She'amar, was disqualified. The IDF who are mostly secular Jews there is no way this is the will of the almighty.
Ehirlicha Yidden cry on each and every Jewish life lost doesn't matter if its a secular Jew or observant.

I know most of you hate my comments but this is the truth.

Ani ma'amin, Be'emuna Shelema Bevias Hamashiach.

Who made you a judge.

I recommend that you review the story of The splitting of the Reed Sea. Nachshon ben Aminadav walked into the water before it split. Only when it came to his neck did the water split. He did not wait for Hashem (or Mashiach) to tell him to go. He went, and the miracle happened.

Open your eyes and see the miracles of Hashem.
The Medinah is a miracle of Hashem whether your Gedolim want to believe it or or.

Use your head and you'll understand why they hold this way.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 04:52 PM yellowzebra Says:

Reply to #6  
Maven Says:

Beautiful photos. But no Kiddsush Hashem.

The entire existence of Israel is against the Torah and Hashgacha Pratis. We say every Yom tov in our prayers Umipnei Chatoeinu Golinu Meiartzeinu. In exile we were sent and in exile we must stay until Moshiach comes.

It says clearly in the Torah the only people who are allowed to be soldiers should be pure holy people. Even is someone sinned that seems to be nothing such as speaking after Baruch She'amar, was disqualified. The IDF who are mostly secular Jews there is no way this is the will of the almighty.
Ehirlicha Yidden cry on each and every Jewish life lost doesn't matter if its a secular Jew or observant.

I know most of you hate my comments but this is the truth.

Ani ma'amin, Be'emuna Shelema Bevias Hamashiach.

You are such a troll, what you write has nothing to do with the article.
and yes it does take one to know one.

this was a Huge Kiddush Hashem.

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 08:47 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"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. ".

Why is the photo considered infamous?

And you know who Rabbi Green is?
KT

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 08:48 PM eliezer318 Says:

Kiddush HaShem, of course, and brilliantly insightful way to memorialize and perpetuate the 75 holy neshomas who are now living on and giving life ("Toras CHAIM") to countless others as we march towards Moshiach

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 Aug 13, 2015 at 08:49 PM Normal Says:

I would prefer that the money would have gone into research into how to locate tunnels as soon as they cross the border so this doesn't happen again.

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