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        8/5/2011, Av 5, 5771

      MK Wilf Welcomes Decision on Yizkor

      MK Einat Wilf (Independence) welcomed on Thursday the decision of the special committee appointed by IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz to keep the original version of the Yizkor prayer in military memorial services.

      “I welcome the decision of the chief of staff to leave Berl Katznelson’s original version of the prayer,” said Wilf. “In the discussion I initiated in the Knesset’s Education Committee the rabbis agreed that the text is not recognized as a religious prayer, and therefore it is fitting and proper to keep the wording as “May the Nation of Israel remember its sons and daughters.”