Netzah Yehuda dedicates soldiers' home to fallen soldier

Yuval Mor-Yosef fell during his military service three years ago.

Orthodox infantry soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion pray in the field (photo credit: Courtesy)
Orthodox infantry soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion pray in the field
(photo credit: Courtesy)

The Netzah Yehuda Haredi Soldiers' Home in Jerusalem was dedicated to fallen soldier Yuval Mor-Yosef on Thursday, Netzah Yehuda announced.

Mor-Yosef was a battalion fighter who fell during his military service three years ago in Givat Assaf.

The dedication took place in a ceremony attended by Mor-Yosef's bereaved family, members of the Netzah Yehuda Organization, rabbis, soldiers, public figures and a crowd. The home will now serve Haredi soldiers who serve in the IDF.

Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Leon attended the ceremony as its guest of honor along with his deputy Arie King and council member Yonatan Yosef.

The Israeli singer Yishai Ribo volunteered and performed at the ceremony.

An ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, Jewish man walks past Israeli soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda Haredi infantry battalion during their swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem (credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)An ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, Jewish man walks past Israeli soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda Haredi infantry battalion during their swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem (credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)

"We are on a new unique campaign in which we commemorate Lone Soldier homes in the memory of the heroic fighters of Netzah Yehuda and other Haredi tracks in the IDF," said CEO of Netzah Yehuda and reserves commander Yossi Levy. 

"This facility will serve dozens of fighters who are at the forefront, putting their lives on the line for the state of Israel. It is our duty to provide them with a home, a family and a hug. Our goal is for the Haredi fighters to be able to protect the People of Israel while maintaining their way of life."

"We are grateful to the Netzah Yehuda organization that accompanies us and were are heart-warmed by Yuval's name being memorialized on the soldiers' home," said Mor-Yosef's father Moti. 

"This gives us much comfort and strength. After difficult days on the front lines of duty, the combat fighters will know that they have a place to call home and the loving environment to feel at home. We will continue to commemorate Yuval's name."