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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yom Hazikaron 5773

At the Yom HaZikaron assembly, the Yeshivah of Flatbush students and faculty remembered the Israeli soldiers who sacrificed their lives to insure the safety of the Jewish homeland and reflected on the many tragedies that have occurred, including the current missile attacks on civilian populations and the many innocent Victims of Terror. The videos, the music and the atmosphere had a profound impact on everyone. The Tehillim and Kel Maleh Rachamim that was said by Michael Franco and Rabbi Gez, respectively, reminded us that Hashem is with us always. One of my friends left the auditorium in tears. When I asked her what was wrong, she said she couldn’t bear to see those horrifying and heartbreaking photos. "To think, these soldiers who are giving their lives to Israel are just a year older than us!" Special thanks to all the participants in this program and most importantly, to Dr. Lea Gerber, the coordinator of the whole event. ~Adiel Melamed 4-HN