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HERITAGE FLORIDK JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 22, 2014 PAGE 11A By Marcy Oster dier," said the letter, which was posted on Facebook. "He JERUSALEM (JTA)--Per- watches over me at night so I haps with the worries about won'tbe afraid, butyou haveit rockets flying and death tolls much harder, so I am sending mounting during the Gaza it to you so that he will watch operation, many lost sight over you guys. If you get sad, of the myriad heartwarming you can also play with him. stories from the conflict. Here Thank you for protecting me are some you may have missed and my family. When I'm older in recent days. I'll protect you." Meet Lt. Eitan, hero The soldier is trying to Israelisheldtheircollective locate Gabi to thank him breath last week after learn- personally. ing that an Israeli soldier was Powering up believed to have been taken The soldiers serving in Gaza captive through one of the could not call home from the tunnels leading from Gaza combat zone, but even when to Israel. they could leave the area and Lt. Hadar Goldin was later make a call, they often found declared dead based on several their cellphone batteries were factors. One consideration dead with no way to recharge included the partial remains them. that had been snatched from Tzohar, a religious Zionist the kidnappers by a soldier rabbinical organization in identified as 2nd Lt. Eitan. Israel, purchased the stock of At risk to his life and well 4,000cellphonestickchargers aware it was against protocol, from the one Israeli company Eitan chased the kidnappers that provides them already throughthe Gazatunnel that fully charged and sent them his Givati Brigade company to the front lines last Friday. was in the process of destroy- It allowed the soldiers to call ing when confronted by the home before the Sabbath and terrorists, alleviate the anxiety of their His actions prevented Israel families. from being caught in a new "Being able to call home hostage situation, like the one to wish a Shabbat Shalom to with soldier Gilad Shalit, for mymotherwillnotonlymake whom the government traded her feel better, but renews my more than 1,000 Palestinian strength in this important prisoners, mission," Ophir, an officer in Eitan left Gaza when the the GolaniBrigade, saidupon 72-hour cease-fire began and receivingacharger, according visited Goldin's home to pay a to Tzohar. "You have no idea shiva call even before return- how much this means to us." ingto see his parents, emigres Hear the one about ...? from New York, in Jerusalem. American comedians Ari One person at the meeting Teman and Danny Cohen described it to Ynet as "chill- brought their talents to Israel ing and emotional" as Eitan to cheer up civilians in bomb returned to Hadar's parents shelters and neighborhoods some of his personal effects, in southern Israel. including his siddur, tefillin The comics called their and cellphone. Eitan told weekofstandupshowsRocket the parents about the events Shelter Comedy. leading up to their son's death They also performed free and that Goldin was a valued shows in Tel Aviv, Modiin and officer. Jerusalem joined by Israeli The parents thanked Eitan comedians Benji Lovitt and for the information and for Yossi Tarablus, though they putting his life in danger in requested donations for lone the tunnel to retrieve their soldiers. son. Supporting the South, Personal thanks from feeding the needy soldiers Leket Israel-The National Israeli children sent thou- Food Bank purchased hun- sands of letters to soldiers dredsofthousandsofshekels serving in and around Gaza worth of food products from to raise their spirits,vendors in southern Israel Late last month, an army hard hit by the conflict and jeep stopped in front of a delivered the goods topeople home in central Israel look- living in communities sur- ing for the family's 9-year-old rounding Gaza. daughter. The concernedWhile providing the needy family asked what the solders with basic necessities, the wanted. They replied that organization was supporting they wanted to thank the girl businesses in the South that personally for the letter she have been slammed finan- had sent. cially by the barrage of rockets The soldiers met the girl fired on their communities in and left with as many baked recent weeks. goodies from the house as Leket Israel, also the coun- they could carry, try's largest food-rescue My soldierwatches over me organization, bought the A 5-year-old boy named goodsfromvendorsinSderot, Gabi from Karmiel sent a let- Ofakim, Ashdod, Ashkelon, ter accompanied byan action Nitzan and Netivot, some of figure to a soldier serving in the areas hit hardest by the Gaza. conflict. "I'm sending you my sol- One was Solomon Cohen, / / Custom Print MatUring Invitations &~ts | I ~ ~Of~et Prin~ng Brochures & Booklets l I I I Envelopes Bus~ess CardsI . 407-767-7110 " /~ 205 N~,r~h Street Lon~ow~d, FL 32750 ~/ . [ ~- Mer~onT~sAd and Rece~ 18% DL~cour~ r.._..~ j the owner of Super Cohen, a mini-market in Sderot. "Because my shop is located on the outskirts of Sderot, where mostly young families liVe, we have been suffering terribly since more than 70 percent of the community left at the beginning ofthewar for the center and the north of the country," he said. Cohen has lived in Sderot for 55 years, since making aliyah from Morocco, and said he could not recall a time as difficult as the past few weeks. The kindness of strangers Israelis love their soldiers, especially during conflict. During Operation Protective Tales on page 15A Guy Yehoshua Solomon Cohen, second from right, and his daughter, Penina, at Cohen's store in Sderot with Avichai Amusi, left, of Mercaz Hachesed and Yedidga Rosenberg of Leket Israel, Aug. 3, 2014. LI If you're like most people, you'll probably wait until the last minute to send Your annual Jewish New Year greetings. 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