Dvir Had a Light in His Eyes

Stand for Israel  |  August 8, 2019

Dvir Sorek, terror stabbing victim
Dvir Sorek, terror stabbing victim

Dvir Sorek, the young Israeli soldier and student who was stabbed to death in a terror attack near Jerusalem is being remembered as a caring young man who had been on his way home after buying gifts for his teachers. The Jerusalem Post’s Jeremy Sharon reports on how Dvir’s family is remembering him, and that the young man’s grandfather was also a terror victim:

Yoav Sorek, father of the late 19-year-old Dvir Sorek, said that his son “had light in his eyes, and someone who had murderous eyes took him away” from us.

Sorek, who was speaking on Israel Radio hours after the body of his murdered son was discovered near Efrat in Gush Etzion, described the 19 years he had with the young man as a “gift,” but said that “the pain will stay with us…”

He was “the cornerstone” of the Machanaim Yeshiva where he studied and a much loved member of the institution.

The dean of the yeshiva, Rabbi Shlomo Vilk, said that Sorek was “a kind and gentle person” who was concerned for the environment and was kind to “every living thing.”

“He looked on everyone very kindly. The difference between the way he lived and the way he died is too much for us,” Vilk told The Jerusalem Post Thursday morning.

“It is very hard to grasp.”

Sorek was the son of Yoav Sorek, editor of the magazine Hashiloach. His grandfather, Rabbi Benjamin Harling, was killed by terrorists who shot a group of tourists near mount Ebal in 2000…