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Faces of some of Israel's fallen

(JTA) -After the deadly attack by Hamas, the Jewish world has joined to share in the grief of the mourners and lament the lives cut brutally short. Below are just a fraction of the men and women who were killed on and since Oct. 7 - some are soldiers, most are civilians, and all helped make up the rich tapestry of the Jewish state.

Omer Balva, 22, graduate of a Jewish day school in Maryland

Omer Balva was on vacation in Maryland, where he was born and lived until graduating from high school, on Oct. 7. The child of Israeli parents who lived in the United States for decades, Balva, 22, recently...


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