,עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּמַעֲלות קְדושִׁים, טְהורִים וְגִבּורִים
כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים, לְנִשְׁמות חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל
Ben Linda and Alan (Ilan) Shimon. He was born in Paris, France, on the 17th of Iyar 5738 (May 19, 1978). The eldest son of a family of four, brother to Roniel, Yael and Rafael. At the age of one year he immigrated to Israel with his family, who settled in Ashdod. Michael studied in Ashdod, the Geulim Elementary School and the Yahalom State Religious School. When he reached middle school, he moved to the Neve Herzog Yeshiva in Nir Galim, and showed a tendency toward mathematics and computer proficiency. Michael was modest and introverted. He served as a leader to his brothers and became a figure for them. He was very thorough, meticulous, and undeterred by difficulties. It was always right to help and contribute to others. In his youth, Michael was an active member of the Bnei Akiva youth movement and re-established the branch of the Ezra movement in Ashdod. At first he was a member of the movement, later to serve as a counselor and eventually became the center of the Komuner branch. Michael loved the country and toured its paths. After completing his army service, he studied at the Hesder Yeshiva “HaKotel” in Jerusalem, where he enlisted in mid-June 1997 and served as a combat medic in the Givati Brigade After his release in February 2000, He studied at the “Or Torah Stone” yeshiva in Jerusalem where his wife worked and accompanied the school trips as a medic and as a subject. During the month of December 2001, Michael set out for his first reserve service, which he did in the framework of the 8207 battalion This service is not repeated. On December 25, 2001, Michael fell in battle on the Jordanian border near Moshav Yardena, and a short while later he treated a soldier who had been seriously injured during a terrorist ambush, and later joined the force that was summoned to the scene. He was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Ashdod, leaving Raya, his parents, two brothers and a sister, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant during the period between the shiva and the thirties. Composed by Dror and Gashal: “On the day after the battle / I open my eyes to the world that was destroyed / lives that were and now they are not / Life has disappeared but not their memory.” Sam, two years of light / And now it seems that the present is a black hypocrite / Michael who was so alive and awake / Sleeping now forever between the clouds / His eternal smile will remain forever / Though his voice has already died / Great love sacred / Blood of soldier who fought and will never return! In memory of Michael, his family wrote the book “And Michael was …” My wife wrote: “A whole year without you, my precious love … A whole year that I went to sleep without you, I woke up in the morning without you. … When I eulogized you at the funeral, I said I understood that I was on loan. I received you Michaeli as a lovely gift on the 17th of Tamuz 5759 in the Dan district of Bnei Akiva in Tel Aviv, where the first click was created between us, and this gift – this precious deposit that was deposited in my hand – was taken from me on the tenth of Tevet 5762 . During the period that followed, I felt a terrible weakness. It is very difficult to get up in the morning and function. But the only thought that encouraged me to recover, not to succumb to sadness and loss, was the knowledge that you had finished your job here, in the temporal world in which we remained alive. I took comfort in the fact that a righteous man like you sat at the foot of the throne of glory and prayed for the people of Israel, asking for mercy from God, because if someone like you did not listen then who would? … For no money in the world I would have given up one minute of the time we were together – I would not have given up the period of friendship, engagement, and of courseThe marriage. I would not give up the joys of small and large, arguments, fights and reconciliations, and the most important thing which I would never give up is about love … tremendous love showered on me, and provided I do if I win again experience love like this, true love unconditionally, without limits, love All of whom envied her and wanted one like her. The only thing which I would give a short life mask is your loss, I would give anything to be with you again win … “eulogized pine Damari anniversary:” … we separate you from Michael, but we do not separate out of your way and devotion you have shown in your life, You are the one whose soul is now under the Throne of Glory and will recommend honesty to all the sons of the generation, the next generation that you would have cared to try to draw a way and a light in his life. Let us have the strength to continue the path that you began with courage and self-sacrifice, because only in this way will we be able to overcome our enemies. “His friend Eric Wirtzburg said:” As part of protecting the borders of the country, Michael grew up in the Land of Israel, loved the country, traveled the country and saw it in front and back; Studying Torah in Israel; He wanted very much to teach Torah, but he only experienced it a little during his last life, married a woman but did not receive continuity. Michael’s personality is characterized in that it began many beginnings which did not end them, a contrast …. “Wrote Sami Israeli commander Michael:” This is a battle he commanded the northern Jordan Valley and the opposite Jordana Joseph, the tenth of Tevet Tss”a (25.12.2001 ), while the battle I found Michael devotion really, Michael was a fierce tiger, light as an eagle, swift as a deer and a hero lion to do the will of his heavenly father. Michael was killed, when called to the aid of his comrades during the battle, treated initially tracker hit and then undertook mah 3, entered the area of the fire and began firing without fear and fear. After a few minutes of heavy gunfire, Michael was shot. “His family said:” Michael, we do not know if in your life you knew how important you were, and how many people you were so important to. But now you must know when you look at us from above, how much everyone here loves you and sad you went, but on the other hand they are very happy to have known you, for having at least the least time in your company. On behalf of everyone we would like to say thank you. A huge thank you for who and what you were. For all the help you have given and the good you have done … and a deep thanks to the Creator, who is now in the difficult moments, carrying us on his hands and helping us to cope. Always always with what is. Wrote branch of Bnei Akiva counselor: “Some time ago now seems like an eternity you were there with us … with your smile and your fascination with the amazing power that was in you. It is so powerful that we all admired. You were the leader, man, friend, Hmdric- the fifth news, You were the light that lit our hearts, the pillar of cloud that led the camp … You were … And now you are not, now you are gone And we can not catch, We can not catch … Are you really no longer with us? We have Michael, take care and do not let go for a moment because we need you … An angel was in your life and an angel will always remain, the angel who guided us all the way, who taught us so much. Here we remember you, we remember all of you. We will remember you gave us and we will try to continue the path. Road so Ahbt- through education and ideals, through giving. All your life you did not stop giving until you have given your life … We will remember you Michael, always remain in our hearts. Your image will always be in front of our eyes, because we need you so much. Ornit S.Tov wrote: “I met Michael in” Ezra “- Ashdod in 1997 when I came to centralize the branch. I knew him from the first week, so all my memories of Ezra were shared by my memories with Michael. From the beginning I did not understand where an angel was sent to me for help … A holy angel who always appears … always smiles … Michael was a dominant figure who helped the whole. The contribution to the branch – to all the apprentices, to all the students, to all the neighbors, to all the families – is a contribution of one kind and its contribution to the individual, to every detail, to each person is a supreme contribution of a different kind. His greatness is that he made his mark in general and in particular together. So many pleasant memories I have from that wonderful time and everything thanks to him. He supported me from beginning to end. Encouraged me in difficult moments, initiated, proposed ideas – but did not stay only in the field of proposals and talk, but helped in the field of action. Always made us all smile, always happy and never angry, even when it was required. One song that he loved very much is a song from the Psalms, a verse that always exists and always made sure that we are all clean “because God’s joy in your actions in the work of your hands Arnan What did your deeds greatly deepen your thoughts …” And that is part of what he left us. Faith, hope and most importantly joy. We will all be strong, loving and doing God’s will, in the way of dear Michael. “Raphael told him:” I wanted you to know since you left us the life that could not be repeated. With you – it’s like a colorful rainbow and joy. And then suddenly all the happy, beautiful colors left. You left only a little joy and with the little joy that was left, we lacked. All the time you were with us was a good life. A life of laughter, a life of fun, a life of love … There is still a life of laughter, joy and love. But all the time we’re happy, we feel that something is missing. It’s been two years and I feel that something is happening, that life has changed. Love your brother Raphael “.