Rina Shnerb's father to light Independence Day torch

Rabbi Eitan Shnerb to be honored on Israel's 73rd Independence Day for founding, expanding 'Kol Rina' charitable organization.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Rabbi Eitan Shnerb
Rabbi Eitan Shnerb
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Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, the father of Rina Shnerb, the teenager who was murdered in a terrorist attack near Dani's Spring in 2019, has been selected to light the torch at Israel's 73rd Independence Day next month.

The decision to select Rabbi Shnerb was jointly made by Transportation Minister Miri Regev and Culture and Sports Minister Hili Tropper.

Rabbi Shnerb, 48, is one of the founders of the 'Chesed B'Lod' charitable organization, which was established by members of the Torah community of Lod. For the past twenty years, the organization has been active in assisting people in need and distributing food to the needy. Over the past two years, hundreds of new volunteers have joined the association's activities and its activities have been expanded and gone nationwide. At the same time, the name of the association was changed to "Kol Rina" in memory of the daughter of Rabbi Shreb - Rina Shnerb, who was killed in a terrorist attack at Dani's Spring, near the town of Dolev.

The ministers decided that in light of the challenges Israel has faced over the last year, then 73rd Independence Day would celebrate citizens who have contributed to the community and to communal resilience and unity.

"We are pleased to announce to Rabbi Eitan Shnerb that we have chosen him to deliver a beacon on the 73rd Independence Day of the State of Israel. Rabbi Shnerb is one of the founders of 'Chesed Anafa' which began in the city of Lod two decades ago and since then has grown and expanded into other areas of giving to the individual and the general public. Rabbi Shnerb, who is strong in spirit and love for others, intensified the organization's activities after the murder of his daughter out of a desire to give a warm shoulder to the values ​​of the family and the cohesion of the people and the country, the ministers said."

"Rabbi Eitan, we salute you, the volunteers in the association for your work for the unification of hearts in the family, in the community, in the people and in the land and for the strengthening of the springs of the wind in our people is carried out with a voice and creative joy,