Nahariya yeshiva and families of soldiers commission Torah scroll

Nahariya's hesder yeshiva is having a Torah scroll written in memory of IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, with the goal of completing it by the fourth anniversary of their kidnapping-killing in July 2010. The unique commemoration is being done in conjunction with the soldiers' families. "Writing a Torah scroll gives us the feeling that this is another aspect of making the Jewish people more united," said Miki Goldwasser, mother of Ehud. The educators and students of the Nahariya yeshiva "feel a special connection to the Second Lebanon War" - which was launched in the wake of the Hizbullah attack on the soldiers - "because we were active on the social, religious and military fronts [in the conflict]," said the yeshiva's director, Kobi Weizmann. The yeshiva is hoping for contributions toward the scroll - individual letters cost NIS 18 - and any donated funds that are left over will go toward a charity approved by the Goldwasser and Regev families. "In the struggle to free our son Ehud, we discovered that the mitzva of redeeming the captive is one of the most important of the Torah, and around this mitzva we were privileged to meet many people from Israel and overseas who helped us bring the soldiers home," said Miki Goldwasser. "The Torah is for us the connection between all parts of the Jewish people in Israel and around the world."