,עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּמַעֲלות קְדושִׁים, טְהורִים וְגִבּורִים
כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים, לְנִשְׁמות חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל
The eldest son of Shifra and Aryeh. He was born on Tu B’Shvat 5772 (31.1.1972) in Kiryat Motzkin, where he grew up and was educated. Dedi began his studies at the “Sharett” elementary school in Kiryat Motzkin and was already prominent in his cleverness and his aspiration for excellence. He continued his studies at the ORT Motzkin High School, in electronics. Dedi Beger became a handsome, blond, blue-eyed boy. He was a wonderful friend, a dedicated and loyal son and a loving brother. He showed perseverance and a desire to succeed, and he set himself challenges and goals and worked determinedly to achieve them. His cleverness and wisdom guided him in all the areas he occupied, but he always kept his modesty and did not boast about his accomplishments. Dedi took part in the activities of the Gadna Air Force and built airplanes and Balsa airplanes, he was close to nature and at every opportunity he went on trips, first on his bicycle and later on touring the country with his motorcycle or car. The motorcycle, paint the house and repair broken appliances when he helps family, friends and neighbors.Daddy used to put together multi-part puzzles and was involved in professional projects during his studies, and he liked to watch the television programs “That’s It” and “Mr. Bean”. In his estate, a large number of videotapes were discovered, in which the programs he liked were recorded In December 1990, Dedi was drafted into the IDF and underwent basic military training in the IDF, where he completed his studies as an outstanding student, In the course of the last year he consulted with the graduates who had completed his studies before him, and he decided to serve as a combat soldier, out of his desire to contribute to the state. And more. He completed his studies and received the degree of “Practical Electronics Engineer”. In mid-May 1992, he was again stationed at an absorption and sorting base. Dedi asked to serve in the Communications Corps in the field of electronics and computers, in a track called KIDG – a battalion liaison officer, who faced a difficult 18-month course that combines military studies with IDF activity. The first step was to go back to basic training, where he was trained as a combat soldier, and then a course for commanders. At this stage, due to an injury, Dedi was removed from the course and sent to the Golan Heights for training in the Armored Corps, where he was placed in a communications laboratory. He created social ties with soldiers and officers alike and encouraged his friends while demonstrating his professional ability. After three months of “rest” on the Golan Heights, Dedi asked to return to its original course. His request was accepted and he began a course for reconnaissance commanders with a new group, and continued until the end of the course in the officers’ course and in the fall of 1993 he received the rank of second lieutenant. Due to the lack of quality officers, he was appointed a brigade liaison officer and stationed in Tul Karm. During this period he underwent the first trauma – the terrorist attack at the Beit Lid junction. Dedi was saved from the attack, but lost a good friend and another friend, and so did some of his subordinates. This period was characterized by intensive visits to the hospitals and assistance provided to the families of the soldiers who were injured. Dedi rarely went home and changed his priorities. The army and its subordinates stood in first place, meeting military targets and tasks despite all the difficulties they faced, all at the expense of his vacations and rest hours. In his next post, Dedi was the commander of an operational company in the Judea and Samaria division, and as usual, he fulfilled his role in technical and commanding professionalism, and his commanders claimed that he entered “large shoes”Proved proficiency in all matters and took over all the problems he faced. Dedi completed his mandatory service and began his career as a lieutenant. He was appointed a brigade liaison officer in the Jenin area and quickly integrated into the broad sector. Dedi carried a heavy responsibility on his shoulders and despite the limited professional help he received, he discovered resourcefulness and solved solutions. For example, he volunteered his personal computer from home to promote office work, or went to the nearby city to buy spare parts that were in short supply for communication equipment or office equipment. His soldiers were at the top of his concerns and he was careful to maintain proper conditions of service for them. He neglected to move the mattress from the living room to the office and slept only a few hours. His soldiers say that when he went to sleep he was still working, and so they found him when they got up in the morning. In the opinion he received during the entire period of his service, Dedi was noted as having a high personal ability, functioning very well, projecting a positive atmosphere around his subordinates and finding good solutions to malfunctions in the system. During his few vacations, he took advantage of the free time for sleep, walks in nature, landscape photography and nature. Even then he continued to show concern for his soldiers, a concern expressed by taking the laundry to the soldier who remained at the base, visiting injured or sick friends, phone calls to families, sincere interest in the personal problems of his soldiers and maintaining contact with soldiers who had left the unit. During his service as a brigade liaison officer in Jenin, the peace agreements with the Palestinians were implemented, in which the IDF had to evacuate the city, and Dadi took over the job and was responsible for establishing the Dotan base, in parallel to the rest of the activity in the sector, Both mentally and physically, was a rabbi, but Dedi did not complain and continued to carry out his duties to the satisfaction of the commanders, and with the determination to meet the goals, during which Dadi was injured and forced to take care of his own health. On December 28, 1997, Dedi fell in the line of duty when he was twenty-five years old when he fell. The Cemetery of Tzur Shalom, after which he was promoted to the rank of captain, left behind his parents and sister – Sharon, and the commander of the Menashe Brigade eulogized Dedi: “The Kahana family together saddles you with the memory of Dedi – a pleasant young man, . “In a letter of consolation to the bereaved family, Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak wrote:” David served as a liaison officer in the regional brigade. “In a condolence letter to the bereaved family, Menashe ‘and was described by his commanders as a dedicated and dedicated officer who showed great motivation for military service, and stood out in his willingness to invest and contribute from his experience to others. The commander of the unit where Dedi served was a reporter for his family: “During my acquaintance with him, I met a soldier and an excellent commander with a high personal level, an officer who excels at succeeding, with a high level of professional ability, a clever, disciplined, diligent and dedicated man.” The soldiers of the liaison unit issued an album in memory of Dedi, with farewells and poems. The album was delivered to his family. One of Dedi’s soldiers wrote to his family: “… I was very impressed by my measurements … I did not know anyone with knowledge like his, with professionalism like his, and he was the only one I knew who was also a good officer, also a good commander, All I know today and all that I got into the army is solely thanks to Dedi, because of his support, his explanations and his ability to know how to make people want to learn things … People like herAnd meet only once in a lifetime. “A female soldier who served under Dedi wrote in his memory:” Everything is dwarfed by the same pain / darkness, the darkness in the seconds / makes us blind. / And this pain, the pain that no wise man has yet explained. / And we, we become the pinnacle / experience of God. / The emptiness, the emptiness that takes over / as a bad hit. / And no man can save / And no righteous can not return / There is no power anymore, and no faith anymore. / And no words, no words to strengthen. / Because maybe they have not invented them yet, maybe they have not thought about them yet. / And only the fear / fear remains to be overcome. “And no one has the right to judge us for the loss / and for the tears that never cease to descend.” Dedi’s family is the only one who does not have the right to judge him / The memorial plaque was erected in the central synagogue in Kiryat Motzkin, and was placed on a monument to IDF fallen soldiers, The residents of Kiryat Motzkin, in the Tzur Shalom cemetery, as well as the memorial to the soldiers of the Signal Corps in Yehud, where Dedi’s name is also commemorated in the local library. A memorial corner was also erected in his school. The book “I Chose Life … Others”, which will be published soon, was written by Shifra, Dedi’s mother. The book deals with pain, bereavement and loss, and briefly surveys what a young person finds that he has an increase while serving as an officer in the IDF.