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Master Sergeant (res.)

Rabbi Elisha Loewenstern


Highland Park NJ

179th Reserve Armored Brigade’s 8104th Battalion

Date And Place Of Death

Date And Place Of Death

December 13, 2023 - southern Gaza

Security Unit

179th Reserve Armored Brigade’s 8104th Battalion

War / Battle

Resting Place

Beit Shemesh City Cemetery, in the military section

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Monuments Commemoration


Beit Shemesh

Parents Hometown

Highland Park NJ

Residence In Israel

Aliyah Date

Life Story

Elisha Loewenstern, 38 years-old from Harish, was killed in Gaza on December 13 by an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas. He was on a mission to rescue wounded soldiers. Though exempt from reserve army service, Elisha felt that it was his duty to defend the State of Israel and volunteered for service. Elisha was a high-level Torah scholar, successful software engineer and a devoted father and husband. He is described by friends and family as a pure soul, who never raised his voice and always strove to become a better person. As an ordained rabbi committed to helping others, Elisha was a pillar of the community in Harish, teaching extensively. He made Aliyah with his family from Highland Park, New Jersey at the age of eight, and grew up in Beit Shemesh. He is survived by his wife, Hadas, and six children ages 10 months to 12-years. He had been preparing his 12-year old son for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah.
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