Remembering three lone soldiers

Last Wednesday, dozens gathered in Modi’in’s Titura Synagogue for an evening of remembrance to honor and commemorate the three lone soldiers who died serving their country.

By JASON SHALTIEL, SHANI SHAHMOON
July 30, 2015 13:26
4 minute read.
Max Steinberg

Max Steinberg. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)

 
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The concept of a Diaspora Jew making his or her journey to Israel, often on their own, is a common thread in the Israeli narrative.

When lone soldiers Max Steinberg, Jordan Ben-Simon and Sean Carmeli were killed in last summer’s conflict with Gaza, tens of thousands of Israelis attended each of their funerals. Word had spread online of each of the soldiers’ deaths, compelling many to attend their funerals in fear that only a few people would pay tribute to the men who died serving their country, at the expense of leaving their families back at a place they used to call home.

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