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  12/14/2012, Tevet 1, 5773

Lone Soldiers Celebrate Hanukkah with 2012 Paralympic Winner


Over 100 Lone Soldier Olim from all over the world gathered in Tel Aviv on Thursday, December 13, to celebrate the 6th night of Hanukkah with 2012 Tennis Paralympics Gold Medal Winner Noam Gershoni. Together they celebrated Hanukkah, while enjoying traditional sufganiyot, latkes, drinks, music and candle lighting.

Gershoni was a fighter pilot in the Israel Defense Forces who was severely wounded during the Second Lebanon War. His gold medal at the 2012 games in London was Israel’s first gold medal in the Paralympics games.