On the anniversary of the murder of Dvir Yehuda Sorek Hy”d, beloved student at OTS’ Robert M. Beren Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim, a memorial service was held in the courtyard of the Sorek family home in Ofra. Two shiurim were given in Dvir’s memory – the first by Rabbi Yossi Froman, a Ra’m in the yeshiva (middle photo on right), and the other by Rabbi Noam Katz, Dvir’s educator in the yeshiva high school Hazor’im. Due to the corona-age constraints on congregating, the shiurim were open only to Dvir’s friends. Similarly, the ascent to his grave in the Ofra cemetery was also limited to his yeshiva friends, with everyone else joining in via zoom.
“All of today’s studies are dedicated to the raising of our dear, beloved student and friend’s soul,” read a flier held down on the table by the weight of a memorial candle, marked by a picture of Dvir and his warm, broad smile.
Dvir was a gentle spirit and a kind soul; a flutist and a philosopher who loved nature and all living things, tending to wounded animals and planting flowerbeds on the yeshiva campus. He is sorely missed at Machanaim, but the legacy of his love of Torah of all humanity continue to provide hope and inspiration.
May his memory be a blessing.