Near the Nova party
Near the Nova partyChaim Goldberg/Flash90

In Israel we have seen darkness and we have seen light. We have seen demons and evil, and we have seen heroes and angels. This war for civilization which began on October 7th, the Am Israel war,has seen so many heroes.

The Talmud says that anyone who saves a Jewish life is considered as if he has saved an entire world. Rami Davidian is an Israeli Jewish hero, a farmer who saved hundreds of lives at the Nova Festival. Israelis were partying, dancing for peace – and came under attack.

Rami Davidian is a man whose name should be remembered forever.

The Nova festival attack would have been much worse if not for Rami. Rami is a farmer from Moshav Patish, which is located only a few minutes away from where the Nova festival was held. He received a call before 7 AM with an urgent message, to rescue a friend’s son from the massacre at the rave and without hesitating, he drove there. And on his first trip, 15 people climbed into his car to be saved, terrified, scared, some injured, they climbed into his trunk sat on the roof, and escaped to safety. As he describes it, he made countless trips, eventually saving hundreds of people.

Some stayed in his home until their parents came to get them, and without weapons or bullet-proof vests, he drove again and again and again to rescue people. They were hiding in the bushes, terrified, as their friends had been raped, slaughtered, massacred in front of their eyes. And Rami simply navigated the back roads which he knew from being a farmer and a lifelong resident of Moshav Patish.

And as he describes it, people climbed into his car missing limbs, in terrible condition.

His phone kept ringing, message after message after message from people hiding. Sharing their location via WhatsApp, whispering voice notes so they wouldn’t be found. Rami walked, crawled, drove and did whatever he could to rescue people. Parents and loved ones calling him nonstop kept begging him to save people.

And on one trip he was confronted by Palestinian Arab terrorists, whom he lied to by saying he was Muslim. Speaking Arabic which he knows from his many years of working in the Palestinian Arab populated areas, he told the terrorists to give him the girl they were holding and run away before the Israelis capture them - and they did. He saved the child, who climbed in his car. In another case, he threw a rock at the terrorists and rescued a young woman from their grasp.

He saw victims of rapes and murders, mutilated bodies and horrible things. And yet, somehow, he continued and kept going. From Saturday morning until Sunday night, he wandered that forest endlessly saving people. And when he couldn’t find live people anymore, he closed the eyes of those who were dead, he evacuated bodies to ensure they wouldn’t be eaten by coyotes.

Things one can’t even describe or discuss are the things which Rami did.

One can write these words – but as one understands the magnitude of what he did, these are simply the things that we thought only occurred in an action movie. Rami has hundreds of messages on his phone. All over Israel people thank him for the heroism he exhibited, lives he saved. All of these souls, and their offspring will live because of the heroism of the great Israeli Jewish Zionist Rami Davidyan.

Rami Davidian is a hero. Thank you. You are a great hero of the Jewish people. I am so blessed to have been able to have met you.

Ronn Torossianis an Israeli American entrepreneur. He is proud to call Rami Davidian a friend.