Ari Yoel Fuld was born to Yonah and Mary Fuld on March 26, 1973 in Queens NY. Ari came to Israel in 1991 to learn at Yeshivat Hakotel and stayed, his family immigrated in 1993.
Ari started his army service in the Golani brigade and subsequently continued his reserve duty as a sergeant in an elite Paratroopers unit, as well as fighting in the Second Lebanon War. He also served on the Efrat First Alert squad. Ari was assistant director of Standing Together, an organization that supports IDF soldiers. A well-known pro-Israel advocate on social media and the lecture circuit, Ari was also a 3rd degree black belt in Tora Dojo karate and taught martial arts to hundreds in Bet Shemesh, Jerusalem and Gush Etzion. On September 16, 2018 Ari was walking though the parking lot of a local shopping center in Gush Etzion when he was stabbed in the back by an Arab terrorist. Despite his wounds, he pursued the assailant and shot him in effort to prevent other people from being hurt. Ari died of his wounds in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Following his murder, there was an outpouring of grief and love from those who know Ari personally as well as from many who knew him only from his public persona. Ari Fuld is survived by his parents, four brothers, his wife Miriam and four children.