Thursday, July 27, 2006

No Words

Allison writes:

It's only the day after he was killed and a legend is already growing around the heroism of Major Ro'i Klein, the Golani commander who died in the ambush and fierce battle that took place in Bint Jbeil that took the lives of nine soldiers

Several members of his battalion confirm the story -- a grenade was lobbed in the midst of the unit under his command. Klein, who was 31 years old, married with two children, made a quick decision and jumped, throwing his body onto the grenade, losing his life, and saving the lives of all of his soldiers.

What she didn't mention was that Ro'i was a graduate of the Pre-Military Preparatory Yeshiva in Eli. His father, on the radio this afternoon, quietly noted that Ro'i's service in the IDF was seamlessly connected with his deep and abiding devotion to God, Torah and the Jewish People. Let the יושבי שינקין who call for the dismantling of the מכינות consider his example, before they drink another latte.

יהי זכרו ברוך

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