In Memoriam of:

Zahava Hakar

Age: 70

From: Be'eri

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.

Zahava Hakar, z"l, was murdered in Be'eri alongside her husband, Ze'ev.

Zahava was born in Givatayim, and at the age of 9 came to Bari and was adopted by Rina and Abraham Baron. She was a shy girl, who hardly said a word, and grew up to be a beautiful girl, with dark and long hair, noble and sensitive. Zehava served in the IDF as an operations clerk in Golani. When she was released, she went to Nachal Naran in the Jordan Valley as an emissary of Kibbutz Bari. In Naran she managed the vegetable garden.

Zehava really liked helping people. She had a special talent to see the good in every person and to be positive and encouraging. Friends poured out their hearts to her and people were drawn to her like a magnet. Zeev said of her, "No matter where we are, everyone always loves you.

Zahava and Zeev were amazing grandparents to the 11 grandchildren they had. Zehava was connected to them and very involved in their lives.

On the evening of Simchat Torah, Ze'ev and his wife, Zahava, spent time with their sons Hagai and Dvir and their families and parted as usual with a hug and a kiss. In the morning, the kibbutz woke up to the sound of gunshots. As soon as it became clear that Be'eri had been infiltrated by terrorists, Zahava asked the family group that everyone give signs of life. At one point Zahava wrote that there were terrorists outside their house, and at 1:50 PM the terrorists entered the house. Ze'ev and Zahava were locked in the shelter. The families of Dvir and Hagi were rescued throughout the night, but the connection with Ze'ev and Zahava was lost. It turned out that the terrorists took them as hostages to another house in the neighborhood, where there was a shootout with the IDF. Their fate was not known for 11 days, until the family received the message that they were murdered by the terrorists. 

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