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Har Nof synagogue rabbi eulogizes Zidan Saif

Mordechai Rubin, the rabbi of the Har Nof Bnei Torah synagogue where Zidan Saif, a traffic policeman, gave his life, eulogizes him.

“We came from Jerusalem, from the place of the massacre… simply to be with you and to cry with you,” he declares.

Israeli police officers carry the coffin of their comrade Zidan Saif, 30, a member of Israel's Druze minority, during his funeral in his northern home village of Yanuh-Jat, on November 19, 2014.  (photo credit: AFP/JACK GUEZ)
Israeli police officers carry the coffin of their comrade Zidan Saif, 30, a member of Israel’s Druze minority, during his funeral in his northern home village of Yanuh-Jat, on November 19, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Jack Guez)

“Zidan showed courage. He was the first at the battle. He stood like a wall, with his body, with his head, in order to save the souls of those in the synagogue,” Rubin says.

“The loss of Zidan is our loss as well as that of the Druze community and we feel, especially at times like this, a kinship with the Druze community. The devotion and the determination of Zidan should be an example to us all — to the Druze and to the Jews.”

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