At a moving ceremony, Yeshivat Neveh Shmuel inagurated the new dormitory, club room, and fitness complex in memory of the late Uriel Peretz Liwerant, a graduate of Neveh Shmuel’s 20th class.
The event was attended by the Liwerant family, administrators and employees of the Ohr Torah Stone, and of course students and staff of Neveh Shmuel.
After a few words of rememberance and gratitude in the beit midrash, everyone went out to the square housing the exercise facilites where a mezuzah affixed to the door of the new dorm and a sign was unveiled in Uriel’s memory (pictured: Aharon Liwerant, Uriel’s father, stands to the left of the sign as Rabbi Yaakov Fisher, former Rosh Yeshiva of Neveh Shmuel, speaks).
A tank commander in the IDF, Uriel z”l died on August 5, 2009, as his tank crossed a deep ditch on a mobile bridge. Uriel felt the tank was not crossing straight and commanded his crew to brace themselves. This was his last command, enabling his soldiers to take precaution; he, however, was thrown from the tank and killed instantly. He was able to save his soldiers but not himself.
May Uriel’s memory continue to inspire the students at his alma mater live, as he did, lives devoted to Am Yisrael and Torat Yisrael.