Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim served in the Sayeret Matkal Special Forces Unit.
(photo credit: IDF)
LIKE THE Jewish state and its army, the IDF’s chaplaincy was baptized – so to speak – by fire.Faced in 1948 with the urgent need to locate, identify and bury the war’s mounting casualties, the young Military Rabbinate was assigned with bringing to burial an entire platoon’s 87 bodies that were trapped among the besieged Egyptian forces in the Negev.
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