Remembering Israel’s Fallen Soldiers
May God remember his sons and daughters who endangered their lives in the days of struggle prior to the establishment of the State of Israel and may He remember the soldiers of Tzahal who fell in the wars of Israel. May the people of Israel keep them in their heart and may their memory be a blessing. May they commemorate their lost youth, their bravery and valor, their devotion and self-sacrifice, which ended on the battlefield. May the memory of the loyal and valiant heroes of freedom and victory be sealed forever within the hearts of Israel.
Memorial Service for the Members of the Israel Defense Forces
O God, full of mercy, Who dwells on high, grant proper rest in the wings of the Divine Presence – in the lofty level of the holy and the pure ones, who shine like the glow of the firmament – for the souls of the men and women of the Israel Defense Forces who met their deaths in the wars of Israel, in action of defense, retaliation and security, while fulfilling their missions and during their service, and to the souls of all the fighters of the underground organizations and the fighting units in the nation’s battles, and all the men and women of the intelligence community and the security and police forces who gave their lives in the sanctification of God’s Name and, with help of the God of the armies of Israel, brought about the rebirth of the nation and the state and the redemption of the Land and the City of God, as well as all those who were murdered, in Israel and abroad, by murderers of the terrorist organizations, by virtue of our prayers for the ascent of their souls. May the Merciful One therefore shelter them in the shelter of his wings for eternity; and may He bind their souls in the Bond of Life. The Lord is their heritage, Eden in their resting places, may their merit reflect on all of Israel, and may they meet their destiny in the End of Days. Now let us respond: Amen.