2016 Independence Day ceremony to honor terror victims, rescuers
14 honorees named to light torches, under banner of 'courageous citizens'; many saved lives during war, terror.
"Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) approved the fourteen honorees for the annual Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) torch-lighting ceremony on Wednesday - this year, with the theme of "courageous citizens."
"The uniqueness of courage is that it doesn't distinguish between religion, ethnicity, or gender," Regev stated.
[the honorees include...]
"Nili and Moish Levi, Modi'in residents in their fifties. Dr. Nili Levi is a speech therapist and a lecturer on ethics in academic institutions; and Moish Levy, a lawyer by profession, heads the Gvanim organization, which has spread religious education in Israel. The Levis, who have furthered joint religious-secular education in Israel, educate their three children according to those values. In 2015, the Levis decided to donate a kidney to patients "who need it most," sight unseen; the act brought to light the importance of organ donation in Israel."
HT: Inbal Cohen