Staff Sgt. Yam Glass

IDF

Staff Sergeant Yam Glass, from Modi’in Maccabim-Reut, was a lookout in Battalion 414 of the Border Defense Corps. Yam was the daughter of Anat and Lior, an older sister to Rif and a younger sister to Peleg, a soldier himself. When Yam was 13, her family moved to the Netherlands due to her father’s work, but they returned to Israel after 5 years, so that Yam and her brother, Peleg, could enlist in the IDF. She was a very talented artist, but had a strong sense for the sciences as well.. She had already bought a flight ticket to Japan and the Netherlands after her discharge, in the coming March. Yam also planned a trip with her mother to New York and intended to study computer engineering. Yam was considered missing for nearly a month following the terrorist attack on 7/11 before she was confirmed dead.

Her parents recount that Yam told them a bit about the tense situation at the border, and about some extraordinary events reported by the lookouts, but she wasn’t afraid. “She knew that if she called for forces – they would come. But they didn’t come. They were there for hours and they didn’t come,” said Anat. “Yam believed very much in the importance of what she was doing. She was very proud when they placed her in Nahal Oz. She didn’t know she was in danger.”

Funeral Date: 08/11/2023
Shloshim Date: 07/12/2023

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  1. The mesirat nefesh of your daughter and sister, will never be forgotten. Klal Yisrael and my family are forever grateful for her bravery. May her memory be a blessing.

  2. Anat, Lior and the entire Glass family,

    As an American Jew I grieve for the loss of Yam. Although I never had the privilege to meet Yam, your post gives me a good idea of how spirited, talented, loving and courageous Yam was. She will always inspire Jews around the world to stand for the living and the good. May God avenge her blood and comfort you among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

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