|IDF Medal of Honor Award Ceremony (photo: inn.co.il)|
This is yet another testimonial to the revolution of leadership in Israeli society that the Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Educational Network has led over the past 75 years, Training Israel's Future.
|Cpl. Yehuda Wishlitski being congratulated by|
IDF Chief of Staff (photo: walla.co.il)
The seven religious Zionist medal winners are:
- Cpl. Yehuda Wishlitski, a student at Yeshivat Hesder Beit Shean
- Staff Sgt. Erez Halfon, a graduate of Yeshivat Hesder Beit El
- Sgt. Matanya Maguri, a graduate of Yeshivat Hesder Yaffo
- Lt. Elishama Jacobs, a graduate of Yeshivat Hesder Alon Moreh
- Sgt. Yuval Heyman, from Efrat, whose family received the medal posthumously
- Lt. Eitan Feund, from Jerusalem, who risked his life charging into a tunnel to retrieve the body of his fallen fellow officer, Lt. Hadar Goldin
- Sgt. Roni Jackson, a religous female soldier from Kochav Hashachar, who spotted a band of terrorists emerging from a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa and directed cannon fire to the site, thus saving many lives.