A helping hand for bereaved families

“I brought a lot of respect with me to what I do. To me, it was an opportunity to deal with a real social issue in Israel and something that I think is very important.”

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
January 31, 2016 11:47
Yad Lebanim

Yad Lebanim’s wall memorializing the names of IDF soldiers who have lost their lives in Israel’s wars. (photo credit: ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN)

 
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Yad Lebanim is the organization responsible for conserving the memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers. Established just after the War of Independence, for many years thereafter its sole concern was memorializing the soldiers.

About eight years ago, the organization realized that depression among bereaved families was a growing issue. These families were having a very hard time resuming their lives, and they had no official support system.

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