Michael Levin, a young man from Philadelphia, moved to Israel to serve as a volunteer in the IDF. He was killed in southern Lebanon. A center for soldiers without families was established three years ago, dedicated to his memory.
Dear Uncle Eli,
You are the uncle I never knew.
Even my mother and sister hardly knew you.
As a child, I saw your picture hanging on Grandma’s wall.
As I grew older, your image filled a larger space in the room and also opened a larger space in my heart.
This day of remembrance is a time to join together and call to mind the brave soldiers who defended the state of Israel throughout the years.