,עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּמַעֲלות קְדושִׁים, טְהורִים וְגִבּורִים
כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים, לְנִשְׁמות חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל
Son of Perahia – Ayala and Joseph. He was born on October 3, 1980 in Shilo. Twin brother Tamar, who died at the age of one year and two months of illness. Over the years, the family grew and grew, and Noam received other brothers and sisters: Dafna, Rivka, David, Avi, Ruth, Efrat, Osnat and Shmuel. Noam began his studies at Shilo, in the religious elementary school “Ohel Shilo” and went on to the junior high school in Beit El. At the age of 15, he moved to the Bnei Akiva High School and completed his studies successfully, and his friend from that period recalls: “In Kfar Haroeh, Noam learned to know the kind of friends he was looking for. To be real and free with themselves and not seek to ‘pose’ or submit to social norms. As a teenager, Noam joined the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel as a member of the tour group and “plowed” the country in its length and breadth. He was one of the leading figures in the circle. Even after his contemporaries stopped traveling, he continued to keep in touch with them, and together they formed a kind of group, which occasionally met for communal moshavot. He was also active in the Bnei Akiva youth movement and later became a leader. When he reached the age of 18 he began studying at the hesder yeshiva in Otniel. The yeshiva, known for its versatility and encouragement of the students’ personal expression, enabled Noam to engage in many diverse fields, to enrich his education and develop his skills: he read a lot of literature, participated in a songwriting workshop, listened to lectures in the history of modern times, played flute, To travel in Israel, to work at odd jobs, and of course to study Torah, Gemara and thought, as part of yeshiva lessons. A pleasant man, full of joy of life and an incorrigible optimist, he quickly became acquainted with the yeshiva students and became one of its pillars. In March 2000, Noam enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces, and after graduating, he set out for a squad commanders’ course with the aim of being an officer. He returned to the yeshiva for an interim period and grew stronger in his faith. When he returned to the army, he served as a squad commander in a paratroop company company and was stationed with her in Hebron. His soldiers can tell about his simple and quiet ways to improve their time, prevent friction and bridge different opinions, and all – calmly and calmly, with a smile on his face and confidence. One of his friends told the service: “Noam had a special ability to cheer up and strengthen the way Malibu came out and went right into the heart of the listener … He just cared … His personality was composed of leadership, friendship and uniqueness. Noam knew how to stand up for his principles – for example, about keeping Shabbat – but he always did it in a captivating way. Had an extraordinary human warmth and radiated a great love to his surroundings, which showed genuine interest in others and a respectful and egalitarian attitude. One of his friends relates: “Above all, Noam always understood that the way of smile and laughter can only be beneficial, and even though the laughter requires a certain rapprochement and a certain relationship with the people, Noam did not flinch, but tried to approach the people with whom he acted … Wherever he was, he created a special atmosphere that could not remain indifferent to her. “Hitchhiking, by train, at the central bus station, the announcer always enjoyed a special atmosphere of joy.” After completing his military service, Noam returned to the yeshiva in Otniel as a soldier on vacation without payment from the IDF, which maximized his internal qualities: he volunteered in a food distribution organization for the needy and Beit Hagalgalim – Their families, and in their summer camps, Noam was warmly absorbed by both the students and the instructors, and was not deterred by the treatment of the disabled population, some of whom were handicappedOne hundred percent, and he did it with devotion. “I learned from Noam that it is important to integrate into society, I knew it, but I learned from it …” says one of his pupils. “He knew how to find a quality approach to the heart of each and every one of us … He was humble, a man who loved his native land, for whom” a land flowing with milk and honey ” His behavior and the way he conveyed the message: “In a group like ours, in which there are religious and secular people, there are differences of opinion and disagreement, and Noam has succeeded in his personal talent and affection for religion, Good’.” As a result of his volunteer activities at Beit HaGalgalim, Noam contacted the counselors and worked for their social cohesion. When he saw their thirst for knowledge of Judaism, he decided to do something, and together with his friend Elad they established the Center for Jewish Awareness, which aimed to disseminate basic concepts in Judaism, to bring Jews closer to Torah and mitzvot with a smile and heart. The counselors said that Noam did so simply and without a trace of condescension: “Noam very much wanted to instill a new tradition of activity for instructors, and by definition he only needed everyone to bring himself to the meeting.” The first lesson – and the only one he could do – was about love. He built it in an original and interesting way: He took sources from the words of Chazal on the subject of love, studied them, and tried to formulate a rabbinic view of the issue. The members say: “A subject so broad and deep in both religious and secular terms … Noam was astonished to talk and share his thoughts on the different types of love and the essence of love that is not dependent on anything. The wheels. ” But Noam did not stop there. Along with his volunteer activities he composed and distributed, together with his friend, leaflets containing lectures and lectures on various subjects from the world of Judaism and tradition; Together, they set up a booth for putting on tefillin and distributing Shabbat candles, and also gave lessons in Judaism at the Border Police base and at Ben-Gurion University – the place where most Beit Gilgalim instructors study. And he did everything in his pleasant, inviting and welcoming way. Along with his extensive activity in community life, he did not abandon his yeshiva studies and succeeded in helping his sister and brother-in-law, the residents of Otniel. Dafna, his sister, relates: “I witnessed the process of maturation and awareness that you experienced – the recognition of your qualities, your talents and your shortcomings. It was easy to recognize Noam’s spiritual strength, and Dafna continues to say: “Deepening the Torah, understanding and internalizing its values, its morality and especially its true side … You have reached a kind of completion in the understanding and love of the Torah …” Noam made the Sabbaths and vacations At his parents’ home in Shiloh, and was divided with the family in the household. He also found time to invest in friends and trips, and even worked as a travel escort. His unceasing giving, without thinking of himself, accompanied him until the moment of his death. On the 27th of Tevet 5763 (27.12.2002) Noam fell in battle at Otniel and he was twenty-two years old. It was Friday. Noam, who was responsible for sitting on the kitchen huts, worked hard and spent the afternoon, together with three other horsemen, organizing the food and arranging the dining room. He did it quickly; It was important to him that the Shabbat meal be successful and that nothing was missing. That same Shabbat, a group from Yeshivat Har Etzion attended the yeshiva. The evening went down and the diners gathered in the dining hall when two terrorists from the Islamic Jihad movement, Disguised as soldiers and armed with M-16 rifles and hand grenades, managed to penetrate the yeshiva. As soon as they entered the yeshiva, the terrorists opened fire in all directions. They proceeded – firing – into the kitchen and entered through the back door. At the same time, Noam and the three kitchen teachers finished their main courses on the serving plates and were about to take them out to the dining room. Noam, who understood what was going on, was resourceful and immediately locked the sliding door between the kitchen and the dining room, where dozens of diners – teachers and students – were sitting. In doing so, he decided his fate but prevented a heavier disaster. He did not have time to pull out his gun before he was killed by the terrorists who hit him in the back. The terrorists, who had not noticed the small bolt on the side of the door leading to the dining room, could not break through. Some of those sitting in the dining room, carrying weapons, fired back at the terrorists. Fighters from the Lavi Battalion who were called to the scene liquidated the terrorists after a battle. Noam was brought to eternal rest in the cemetery in Shilo. Survived by parents, five sisters and three brothers. With him fell private Yehuda Bamberger, Zvi Ziman and Gabriel Hoter. Several more soldiers and civilians were wounded. Many articles in the printed and electronic press published and extensively covered the circumstances of the disaster and praised Noam’s rapid action. On the thirtieth day of his downfall, a booklet was published containing a collection of his writings on various issues in Judaism.