Elkabetz, Simon (Simon)
Was born on the 20th of Elul 5714 (September 20, 1954) in Casablanca, Morocco, who was almost five years old when he was five years old when the family of Dimona grew up and grew up with the new city of Lev- Where he studied at the Alumim elementary school and later in the religious high school in a humanistic track, was a good student and successfully completed his high school studies, and Shimon viewed the acquisition of humane education as a ticket to the world While he was in school, he moved his teachers and friends to his dramatic performances on stage before the student audience, and later joined the drama club in Dimona. He hoped that he would fit into one of the bands in the army, but soon discovered that the demand for actors was limited, requiring singers mainly. Shimon was a handsome boy with curly hair, and his green-brown eyes showed kindness and purity, his home was rather poor, but the family was cohesive and harmonious, and the children were well-educated and heard the voice of Father, who was a quiet, respect. Shimon fulfilled the mitzva of honoring one’s father and mother, and also showed his brother and sisters a sense of respect and devotion. He gave them presents as much as he could. Was also surrounded by many friends. His agenda was organized, and he found time for everything: writing, learning (yes, he wanted to learn English) and guitar. One of the occupations that excited Shimon’s spirit was youth training. He was an active volunteer in the Magen David Adom local branch, and in early 1972 he was appointed to serve in the army, After training, he took a course for the IAFs. He also learned the profession of heavy-load drivers. He worked in the unit, mainly as a driver. He was promoted to the rank of corporal and took part in the Yom Kippur War, and Shimon passed the test to enter the officers’ course, but what he so desperately desired did not materialize: On the tenth of Elul 5707 (7.8.1975), about a month before the date of liberation from service , Fell while fulfilling his duties. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Dimona. He was survived by a mother, five brothers and three sisters. After his fall he was promoted to sergeant. “We found him a dedicated and loyal soldier, loved and accepted by his comrades and commanders,” Shimon’s commander told the bereaved family. His family donated a Torah scroll in his name to commemorate his memory.