קידוש ה׳

In this coming week’s Parsha, אמור, we have a Pasuk that is appropriate for יום הזכרון, the day when we remember our fallen soldiers.

The Pasuk says, ונקדשתי בתוך בני ישראל, “And I should be sanctified in the midst of the Children of Israel.” This is followed by the prohibition of חילול ה׳, desecrating the name of G-d. There is no greater קידוש ה׳ than one giving his life for the sake of the Jewish people.

Such holy people are received in שמים among the most sacred. It is even written that their bodies remain intact as a result of their heroic act.

There have been in our history, martyrs who were murdered only because of their being Jewish.

What should comfort us today is that such martyrdom is a rarity. We now are able to defend ourselves and stand up against our aggressors.

It is truly tragic to lose any Jew, but the majority of those we remember today, gave their lives fighting for our people.

The consolation is that such defense of עם ישראל, is a sign of change that the loss of life was not in vain. Our fallen soldiers have helped pave the way of strengthening עם ישראל and helping to bring our ultimate redemption. This is true קידוש ה׳.