"Shalom Soldiers. I am over a hundred years old! In 1948 — I fought for our home at Tzemah, in the Jordan Valley. In 1956 — In Han Yunis. In 1967 — My son, a sergeant in the Golani Brigade’s 13th battalion [fought] in the Golan Heights. 2008 — My grandson, an officer in the Paratroopers, [fought] in the [Second] Lebanon war. Today, unfortunately, it’s your turn. All I can do is send you this package together with my faithful salutations and blessings. Be strong, be brave. Max."
G-d bless you, Max and all the soldiers of the IDF, and Klal Am Yisrael.
May G-d comfort the mourners. Am Yisrael Chai.