Father Finds Hope After Losing Son on October 7

Stand for Israel  |  January 24, 2024

(Photo: Chen Schimmel)

As a rabbi’s two sons and grandson helped to rescue over 100 people from Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, one of his sons, Elhanan, was murdered during the terror attacks. Recently, Rabbi Kalmanson joined other bereaved families at Be’eri and told Arutz Sheva the visit came with “a sense of pain and uplifting:”

As for his feeling of pain in view of the rescue operation led by his two sons, an operation that resulted in the rescue of over a hundred residents of the kibbutz, Rabbi Kalmanson says that he is “in pain, but proud. We saw a baby born after he saved a woman in the forty-first week of her pregnancy. It makes us very happy, and she has become like our granddaughter.” However, Rabbi Kalmanson believes that their family story is nothing more than another routine Israeli story, that only gained publicity because it is about two brothers and a nephew.

“There are countless stories like this. Leave our private story aside. We should be excited about our young generation,” he says, and referring to the ability to preserve unity even in the days after the war…