In Memoriam of:

Yedidia Eliyahu

Age: 25

From: Karnei Shomron

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.

Yedidya Eliyahu, z"l, 25, fought in the Combat Engineering Corps' Battalion 8170 and fell in battle in Gaza.
The son of Rabbi Yoram Eliyahu from Jerusalem's Kiryat Moshe neighborhood, he studied in the hesder yeshiva in Tzfat, and was called to reserve duty on the first day of the war. He was a man of spirit, who loved the Torah and loved his work."

His brother in law wrote about Yedidya: "He has two amazing daughters and one more on the way that he will never know. He is one of those amazing people who have so much contentment, he does a lot and talks little, loves the country and life. That we would ask him 'how are you?' He would answer 'Im living the dream!' Because he really felt that every day he was living the dream. He wasn't supposed to enter Gaza in the first round, but he fought to enter and wanted it. Our family lives in the Gaza envelope and was evacuated from home, and he knew he had to fight. Even while fighting, he said to the team that he was with, 'What are you afraid of? God is with us and this is the time to fight for our land.'
He is national pride and beyond that he is our private pride. Just from these good people I was blessed to be part of my family
Today he was supposed to be 26 years old, and my sister went to the grave with balloons, 26 "neshama" candles and a picture of the little fetus that he will not know, but we will tell him a lot about his hero father.'

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