Professor Marat Resin, the president of York Entrepreneurial Development School, president of the Canadian Zionist Federation, an ordained Rabbi, and the father of an IDF soldier currently serving in Gaza, spoke to Arutz Sheva - Israel National News about his experiences during the war.
“My son is in the Nahal brigade, in Gaza,” he said. “He came here through the Mahal program for international volunteers. Of course, we were worried, but he's a mature man and can make his own decisions. I've spoken to him a few times, but have not seen him since the war started.”
Professor Marat has not been idle while his son is fighting: “I've created three programs. The first is to deliver items to military units. The second is to help people from Ashkelon relocate, because the government doesn't help people that far from Gaza. The third program is to help towns in Judea and Samaria develop a security system, because they don't know how to do it themselves.”
“I feel that I am getting more than I am giving. Here, the Jewish community feels united, and the war belongs to all of us.”
Professor Marat discusses the challenges of antisemitism facing the Canadian Jewish community. “Canadians feel antisemitism everywhere. Jewish schools are threatened, and some people are even taking mezuzahs off of their houses. The government was not as active as we would have liked that first, but with all the Jewish organizations working together, they have changed their approach. The pro-Hamas organizations know it too. When we all work together, you get great results.”