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Shmuel Akiva Weiss

Shmuel Akiva Weiss

Male 1982 - 2002  (20 years)

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  • Name Shmuel Akiva Weiss 
    Born 8 Apr 1982  Elon Moreh, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Sgt Shmuel Weiss
    08 Apr 2002

     
    Sgt. Shmuel Weiss
           
    Apr 8, 2002 - Sgt. Shmuel Weiss, 19, of Kiryat Arba was killed by Palestinian gunfire in the Jenin refugee camp (Operation Defensive Shield).
    Shmuel was born in Elon Moreh and moved with his family to Kiryat Arba almost 20 years ago. His family is amongst the long-time residents of Kiryat Arba.
    Shmuel studied in Kiryat Arba, in Mercaz Harav and Machon Meir in Jerusalem and, later, in yeshiva Ayelet Hashachar in Eilat. When he was drafted, he chose to serve a full three years in the Golani Brigade and not, as many of his fellow students, in Yeshivat Hesder (a program combining religious study and army service). Shmuel served as a medic. He was the fourth child of nine. "He loved everyone but his greatest trait was his modesty," said family members. Shmuel's funeral was on Holocaust Remembrance Day. "I wanted a large family," said his father, "because we lost six million Jews in the Holocaust, among them 40 family members. I thank God that I had Shmuel, who fought with pride for this country, because millions did not have that privilege."
    Shmuel's parents immigrated from Chicago. His father, Rabbi Weiss is a well-known lecturer and one of the heads of Midreshet Harova in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
    Sgt. Shmuel Weiss was buried in the Mt. Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem. He is survived by his parents, Arye and Tzipora, brothers Shlomo, Moshe, Petahiah, Yitzhak, Nehemia and sisters Ayala, Tamar and Iska. 
    Hebrew Birth 15 Nis 5742 
    Hebrew Death 26 Nis 5762 
    Occupation IDF Medic 
    Residence Elon Moreh, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Kiryat Arba, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Apr 2002  Jenin, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I755  Blank Family
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2020 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1982 - Elon Moreh, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Elon Moreh, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kiryat Arba, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 2002 - Jenin, Palestine Link to Google Earth
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