Aviv, Livnat, Rotem, Yonatan, and Yiftach Kotz

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Livnat was supposed to celebrate her 50th birthday next week. She was born during the Yom Kippur War and was an amazing, enterprising, and inspiring woman. Her husband, Aviv, was a kibbutznik, at his core. They were returning residents from Boston and decided to live in Kfar Azza. When they built their house four years ago, Livnat insisted it not be close to the fence, fearing there might be a tunnel. Rotem was a soldier from a basic training company in the city of training bases. Amazing and talented.
Yonatan and Yiftach were students at the Kfar Hayarok boarding school in Ramat Hasharon because all they dreamed of was to be basketball players for Hapoel. Amazing kids with huge hearts. They had their whole lives ahead of them before they were tragically killed.

Funeral Date: 12/10/2023
Shloshim Date: 10/11/2023

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  1. May the Omnipresent comfort you among the rest of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

    Hamakom yenakhem etekhem betokh shaar avelay tziyon viyrushalayim.

    הַמָּקוֹם יְנַחֵם אֶתְכֶם בְּתוֹךְ שְׁאָר אֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָׁלַיִם

  2. My deepest condolences from New York for this devastating loss. There are no words. We are all mourning alongside you, this is all of our pain. We are praying for Mashiach to come so that we can be reunited with this beautiful family and wash away all the pain and suffering. May HaShem give you strength to get through this difficult time, and know that the entire nation is behind you!

  3. It was so heartbreaking to learn of the tragic loss of your beautiful family. I hope it will bring some comfort to know that others are with you in your sorrow. May their memory be a blessing and strengthen Israel and the world in our fight against evil.

    Am Yisroel Chai.

  4. We are with you in your pain. May their memory be a blessing.

  5. To the family of Aviv, Livnat, Rotem, Yonatan, and Yiftach Kotz,

    It was so heartbreaking to learn of the tragic loss of your beloved family .I hope it will bring some comfort to know that others are with you in your sorrow. May their memory be a blessing and strengthen Israel and the world in our fight against evil.

  6. To the family extended Kotz family:

    It was so heartbreaking to learn of the tragic loss of so many bright beautiful family members in this horrific act of terror. I hope it will bring some comfort to know that others are with you in your sorrow across the world, and here in Philadelphia. May the memories of Aviv, Livnat, Rotem, Yonatan and Yiftach be for a blessing and strengthen Am Israel and the world in these difficult times.

  7. My heart goes out to you for this tragic loss. Although I live far away, I am with you in your sorrow. May the memory of this beautiful family be a blessing and strengthen the resolve of Israel and the world in our fight against evil.

  8. To the extended Kotz family,
    I can not find the words to express the depth of my pain over such tragic loss. Just to tell you that Klal Yisrael is grieving with you.
    May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim. May He send a swift victory over such barbaric enemies.
    Raizy Kaplun
    Philadelphia

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