In Memoriam of:

Abi Korin

Age: 56

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Abi Korin, a 56-year-old Argentinian-Israeli father of three, was killed by Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Holit on October 7.

Korin, a member of the kibbutz’s local security team, was posthumously recognized as a fallen soldier by the Defense Ministry.

Family and friends say Korin, who moved to Israel in the 1980s, fought valiantly to protect his kibbutz from the Hamas invasion, and paid with his life.

“You were ready to sacrifice everything just to protect the residents of Holit,” wrote his friend, Dorit Lisavoder on Facebook. “You protected them… with your life.” Lisavoder said that Korin would always call to check in on her, “and you always had the right words to calm me down.”

Korin’s family is well-known in Buenos Aires’s Jewish community. His father Moshe was a local leader and educator who directed the Ramat Shalom primary school and served as culture secretary for the AMIA Jewish Center. His mother Sara was the director of Scholem Aleijem Jewish School, an institution founded in 1934 that now has over 1,300 students.

“Dear Abi, we always will remember the kindness, the good person that you are,” his nephew said at a memorial service at a Buenos Aires synagogue two weeks after his death. “We always asked you how you were, always you replied ‘Everything is ok,’ always replying with a heart on WhatsApp. You are our hero.”

Alvin Grinfeld eulogized his “close friend” as a man of many talents.

“An Argentinian with great joy for life, a devoted father, a talented photographer, cook, lover of people, a protector, a carer, full of love,” he wrote on Facebook. “The world benefitted from you for 56 years. I already miss you.”

Source: The Times of Israel 

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