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  6/10/2011, Sivan 8, 5771

Ido Zoldan Remembered on Mount of Olives Thursday


Ido Zoldan of Shavei Shomron, who was murdered by terrorists near the Samarian Jewish community of Kedumin in November, 2007, was remembered Thursday evening, when a Torah scroll in his memory was dedicated and put into service in the Mount of Olives communit of Maale Hazeitim.

Ido's father Nachman, a contractor for the neighborhood, told those in attendance, "This day is very special, the completion of a Torah Scroll and placing it here... a very special day. But writing the Torah Scroll in the memory of our murdered son Idodi in a Jewish neigborhood is even more special. Because he was really a builder of Jerusalem... He built the Land of Israel with his own hands, with Jewish labor, dedication, & holiness. Hew was supposed to lead the construction of this neghborhood, but he did not merit to do so... But when we install a Torah Scroll after more than three and a half years of construction which we carried out through holiness and purity it's a great thing that we have the merit to be doing."