Yisrael Shmil Abuav


Shmil, who was a taxi driver by profession, drove two girls from the party near Re’im to their home. During the journey, Shmil noticed terrorists; he managed to warn the passengers but was shot himself. Later in the evening of the same day, the two girls were rescued from the car. May his memory be a blessing.

“I don’t know where to start writing, Shmil, my dear brother. The tears won’t stop and I can’t digest it all. It’s hard to find true friends, but you were one of them, the best of them. From what I’ve been told, in this situation you proved you are a man among men, thinking of others first and then yourself, even if it means sacrificing your life. You are a hero and you will always be with me! I’m sure you are highly honored up there, among the best of the best. The greatest good deed you could have done, and did in the grandest way without even noticing, is ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself,’ and you were number one at it! Love you, my dear brother,” Shai eulogized.

Funeral Date: 09/10/2023
Shloshim Date: 07/11/2023

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