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Yom Hazikaron

Our students experienced the powerful connection between Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael this week. It began our commemoration of Yom Hazikaron with a video presentation and discussion. Our students were moved by the emotional video tribute to the life of Michael Levine, an American oleh who joined the IDF and was tragically killed while defending our people and homeland. Following the movie, our mechanchot  led their groups in thoughtful discussions, reflecting on the themes of sacrifice and commitment. On Sunday evening we joined with thousands of other people at Latrun (headquarters of the tank division of the IDF),for a special program in memory of the chayalim who have died protecting our country. On Monday morning we participated in a ceremony at the Kfar Etzion cemetery where we heard speeches by government and military officials, as well as family members of Israeli soldiers who have been killed in action. This moving experience - highlighted by the siren and the national moment of silence - gave our student a better appreciation for what it means to be a part of the Jewsh people. After the ceremony, Rabbi Daniel Goldstein led the students through the cemetery, stopping at various graves of soldiers and victims of terror, such as Koby Mandel and other heores of the Gush Etzion area. Later In the day many students chose to visit Har Herzl, the National Military Cemetery, to further pay their respects to the modern heroes of our people.