Ben Hamo, Avishai
Ben Simi will live. Born on November 3, 1977 in Ashdod, a younger brother to Vivian, Geula, Yael and Yaakov. Avishay grew up in a religious home and was educated on the values of Judaism. He did his elementary studies at the Horev Haredi school in Ashdod. When he grew up, he found himself close to his view of Bnei Akiva and chose to continue his studies at the Neve Herzog High School Yeshiva in Nir Galim. He was a member of the Bnei Akiva branch in Ashdod. Avishai chose not to take on active roles, but was very involved in the social life of the place – the branch served as a platform for acquaintance and meeting with his peers. Avishai, a handsome young man, tall and strong-looking, especially liked the basketball game. During his free time, he played with his friends, and was careful to follow Maccabi Tel Aviv, his favorite team, the European Cup and the league games. Even though his acceptance of high school was accompanied by difficulties, Avishai proved his ability, and thanks to his extraordinary diligence, he completed his studies with great achievements. At the beginning of October 1996, Avishai enlisted in the army rabbinate, took a kosher supervisor’s course and was trained as a food examiner, served at a food base in Tzrifin and at a food base in Eilat, where he visited him once a month. He was very helpful to others in everything he had, and was careful to stay away from disagreements, and was very fond of his friends and of his commander, Rabbi Deutsch, who performed his work responsibly and professionally. As he told him: “He was unique, one to tell him something On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5758, when he was home during the holiday holiday, Avishai felt intense pain in his head and was taken to Tel Hashomer hospital, where he died of brain death. The next day, 4 Tishrei 5758 (October 4, 1997), Avishai was brought to rest in the military cemetery in Ashdod, leaving behind his parents, three sisters, and a brother in the memory of Avishai. Ateret Kohanim Yeshiva, at the end of which are dedicated commemorative poems, as well as a number of monthly pamphlets distributed in the synagogue in Ashdod, in memory of his friends: “Dear friend, Dori Shalem / You were a devoted and loving soldier / Helping others. / Now you’ve gone after almost a year / Dear friend, How suddenly you left / Tears, Tears of pain with us Your leave / smile and your gaze – you always carried / Remain as a souvenir after you were kidnapped. (We were three, we left two / miss you, beautiful eyes / see you flower / see you star / you always remember, you will always love.