The Israel Defense Forces will hold a memorial observance to mark the 17th anniversary of the passing of former chief rabbi Shlomo Goren at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Mount of Olives cemetery. The Hebrew date of the 24th of Cheshvan corresponded to October 29, when Rabbi Goren died in 1994.
Rabbi Goren founded the military rabbinate and was its first chief rabbi, leaving the service in 1971, two years before becoming Israel's Chief Rabbi. Following his ten-year tenure in that position, he founded a yeshiva in Jerusalem's Old City, which he headed until his death. He is remembered for being in on the capture of the Old City and Hevron during the Six-Day-War in 1967.