A Voiced Called - Yossi Katz
STORIES OF JEWISH HEROISM is a collection of articles about some of the great Jewish heroes of modern times. This book is a collage of role-models and inspiring figures of Jewish is history.The first chapter tells the story of Theodor Herzl, father of modern Zionism, who died at the age of forty-four. He accomplished so much in just a few short years. His story is followed by an array of chapters about unique heroes and heroines including poets and song-writers, spies and underground fighters, soldiers and statesmen, boxers and a basketball player, a religious Christian, an astronaut and many others.The stories are written to shed light on Jewish history and to inspire the reader to live in the present with pride and dignity and aspire build a better future.Some of the heroes are famous people like Chaim Nachman Bialik, Sarah Aaronsohn, Rachel the Poetess, David Marcus and Menachem Begin. Other chapters deal with little known heroes like Michael Halpern, Manya Shochat and Zivia Lubetkin. And then there are the unsung heroes like Michael Levin, Adam Bier, Alex Singer and Brian Bebchick.Readers will meet courageous fighters like Roi Klein and inspiring poets like Naomi Shemer. They will learn about the struggle after 1967 to free Soviet Jews from perspectives on both sides of the Iron Curtain.The book title takes its name from a poem by the great Hebrew poetess and fighting partisan Hannah Senesh who wrote, A voice called and I went. Hannah answered an inner calling when she moved to Israel in 1939 and again when she volunteered to parachute into Nazi occupied Europe to help rescue her Jewish people. She gave her life to light a fire that continues to burn brightly today.The legacy of these inspiring Jewish heroes is one that will remain with the reader for an eternity With all Your Soul - The Story of Roi Klein – DVD
Highest rating documentary film on Israel's IBA channel 1, 2007Major Roi Klein was killed in the battle at Bint Jbeil in the Second Lebanon War. He died sacrificing himself to save his soldiers, as he leaped onto a hand grenade and cried out the 'Shma Yisrael' prayer. Roi Klein is nominated for the IDF Highest Medal of Honor, which his family will receive on his behalf. He had won a high citation for his actions in a previous battle, but almost none of his friends knew of this, as Klein modestly requested that his parents keep it a secret.Klein, an engineer by training, devoted family man, Torah scholar, soldier, and leader, excelled in many areas and was deeply devoted to them all. The movie accompanies Yifat, his older sister, on her journey to trace his character, the various aspects of his life, and his last days until the battle in which he was killed. With Yifat the movie attempts to understand the materials that make up a man who chooses to sacrifice his life for those who surround him and for his beliefs.This is a movie about a courageous soldier, who was a loving husband, a proud father, and above all sought truth and kindness in all he did.This is a movie about love between siblings, whose blood ties are stronger than any disagreement.This is a movie about a man who lived his life free of cynicism, in a time when public norms and basic values are repeatedly degraded.Above all, this is a story about courage, faith, and love.