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Daily Briefing June 22: Day 260 – Focus on ToI’s Those We Have Lost memorial project

News editor Amy Spiro and host Amanda Borschel-Dan highlight eight individuals’ stories from the hundreds of posts for those who have fallen in the Hamas onslaught and beyond

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

In this special episode, host Amanda Borschel-Dan speaks with news editor Amy Spiro, who heads up our Those We Have Lost project.

Since a few days after the October 7 murderous Hamas onslaught on southern Israel that massacred some 1,200 people — mostly civilians — and saw 251 hostages taken to Gaza, Spiro has worked to memorialize the slain individuals by bringing their stories to the English-speaking world.

Spiro imbues each post with the individual’s character and life from publically available information, including funeral eulogies, social media posts, and memorial websites.

In this episode, Spiro and Borschel-Dan share the stories of eight of the fallen, including lone soldiers, a newly pregnant couple, a beloved grandmother, and a Thai worker who never got to meet his child.

For more updates, please check out The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Staff Sgt. Shlomo Reshetnikov, 20: Lone soldier from Russia

Raz Mizrahi, 21: Wounded in 2021 attack, recovered and slain at party

Keshet Casarotti-Kalfa, 21: Pirate-loving partygoer ‘a ball of light’

Sgt. David Mittelman, 20: Ex-Haredi who hovered between worlds

Yehudit Itzchaki, 76: Doting grandma, child of Holocaust survivors

Lidor Levi and Nitzan Rahoum, 28: Slain couple were expecting first baby

Nitikorn Sae Wang, 26: Thai worker who never got to meet his son

Staff Sgt. Yonatan Chaim, 25: Lone soldier who converted, made aliyah

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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