" Moshe Levi, Israel's 12th army chief of staff, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He was 72. Levi was affectionately known in Israel as "Moshe and a half" thanks to his 2-meter (6-foot-6) frame. His soft-spoken nature and steely reserve also earned him a lasting reputation in a society often accustomed to its smug, outspoken top military brass. President Shimon Peres, who served as prime minister during part of Levi's term as army chief, issued a statement describing Levi as a man of "courage, determination and daring." "There was not a moment in which his service and leadership were controversial," he said. Levi was born in Tel Aviv in 1936 to a family that immigrated from Iraq. He was drafted in 1954 ....... " ........Moshe Levi was my uncle ,Arie kenig's best friend during childhood until Arie was killed in battle in 1955. Arie Kenig z"l the uncle I never really met in life. Moshe Levi actually grew up with Arie, learn together in the same school... AND...even slept few times at my grandparents home...My grandfather as shoemaker made him special shoes because the size of his shoes was not the standard. ...For many many years after Arie was killed , Moshe used to visit Arie's grave in memorial day,EVERY YEAR... like he visited so many other friends of him. His gesture was so important to the family... This habit of him lasted until few years ago, after he got a brain stroke and was connected to wheel chair. He was HUGE personality in his life. " A WARRIOR THAT MANAGE TO TOUCH PEOPLE " ...Moshe Levi z"l will be remembered always . " TEHE NISHMAT'CHA TSRURA BITSROR HA'CHAIM " = Let his soul be bundled in the bundle of life...Thanks for viewing and commenting.


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Jan van Baarle 19 Jan 2008

Nice work!

Les Jobes 15 Jan 2008

Fantastic tribute to a man who served his country with honor, and his friends and family with compassion. And your photo montage of Moshe Levi is very dignified, and pays homage to him well. I am so sorry for his passing and would like to express our sincere condolences.

annette steens 15 Jan 2008

great tribute fom you Nira! I don't watch news and don't like politics so I can't say something about the man.

Natalie G 12 Jan 2008

Wonderful tribute, Nira. So very sorry for the loss.

Joke Schotting 12 Jan 2008

Beautiful moving tribute dear Nira!!

Izabella Pavlushko 12 Jan 2008

remarkable tribute to this man, Nira. I have read this story with a great interst. May he rest in peace !

Ilunia Felczer 10 Jan 2008

great tribute Nira!!! I had no internet so I did not know of his passing as I don't watch news....

Thom Roslan 10 Jan 2008

As always a "Great Tribute" my dear friend...... "and may his Spirit find Happiness & Love where He goes! Beautiful collage too!

francis kwok peng kin 10 Jan 2008

a very patriotic person to remembered in history and a great legendary hero. God Bless.

Mrs.David Jobes(Dee) Jobes 09 Jan 2008

MAGNIFICENT Moving Tribute to a Great leader and a Dear Friend to Your family...Dearest Nira,David and I are so very sorry for yours and your families great loss and Your country's great loss...Beautiful moving Tribute to Moshe Levi...Thank You for sharing Your Families special history about your Great Uncle and his Dear Friendship with Moshe levi...You have a Great Family History my Dear Friend... With Love&prayers to You and Your Beautiful Family,Dee&David,Hugs XXXXXXXXX

Visionary Imagist 09 Jan 2008

Nira: may he rest in peace. loving memorial that you have created. well done.

Lior Goldenberg 09 Jan 2008

Great man, great loss.

Steven Torrisi 09 Jan 2008

Fine salute to a Son of Israel, and condolences to you and your family over the loss of your uncle.

Alberto D'Assumpcao 09 Jan 2008

Splendid tribute, Nira!!! And very touching history!!!

Chris Roukema 09 Jan 2008

Beautiful and touching Tribute, Nira! Great work!

Terry Bassett 09 Jan 2008

Nice tribute Nira... and well deserved I might add..:-)

Barry Huyett 09 Jan 2008

beautiful tribute to a REAL hero.......well done!!

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Olga van Dijk 09 Jan 2008

WHAT A GREAT TRIBUTE dear Nira!! Thanks for all the information!

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 09 Jan 2008

impressive and great work!