Monday, January 09, 2017

Fwd: the murders of our soldiers z''l has an AFSI connection Erez Orbach HY"D

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From: "Cheryl Jacobs Lewin" <>
Date: Jan 9, 2017 8:14 AM
Subject: Fwd: the murders of our soldiers z''l has an AFSI connection
To: "Cheryl Jacobs Lewin" <>

My dear AFSI friends -

The senseless murders yesterday of our beautiful soldiers - they are all our children - is beyond painful.
I am having an extremely hard time seeing thru my tears as I write this.

Erez Orbach z'l, May G-d avenge his blood, is the grandson of our friend Mimi Tsadok who many of you met when you went to Dolev homes. AFSI has spent time with Mimi on a few trips. She is the director of Development at Dolev.

If you want to reach out to Mimi, her email is

You may wish to make a donation to Dolev in Erez' memory. 

Mimi posted this on her facebook page:

How can I express in mere words the pain and agony of losing a wonderful grandson, son and symbol to so many friends and family of dedication, strength of spirit to overcome life's challenges with optimism and courage. Despite all odds our Erez volunteered to serve in the Air Force and was on his way to becoming a great officer. 
Such a tragic loss to our family and community and Am Yisrael. May HaShem grant our daughter Caryn and family to continue his memory with strength and fortitide.
Thank you to our family and friends all over the world who have expressed their sympathy.
Baruch Dayan Emet

This is from Artuz 7 today.

One of the soldiers murdered in the ramming attack which occurred today in Jerusalem has been identified as 20-year-old Erez Orbach of Alon Shvut in the Etzion Bloc (Gush Etzion) south of Jerusalem, a cadet at the officer's training school.

Corporal Erez Orbach Hy"d (may G-d avenge his blood) is the son of Keren and Uri Orbach, the oldest of six children. After studying at the Neve Shmuel Yeshiva High School in Efrat, part of the Ohr Torah Network headed by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, he went to study at the Hesder Yeshiva in Maalot and enlisted for his army service.

After his death his rank was raised posthumously to Second Lieutenant. He will be laid to rest Monday at 11 A.M. at the Kfar Etzion cemetery.

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