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April 14, 2013 2:39 PM
what a hero
we can all learn from his and his family's incredible self-sacrifice
April 12, 2013 4:45 AM
'PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM" ' MAY THEY PROSPER WHO LOVE YOU ' may God bless keep and protect Israel and her people
April 12, 2013 1:17 AM
Hero of Israel
Greater love has no man than that he is willing to lay down his life for his friends. Roi, you are a hero and you have shown the world real love.
David S. Levine,
April 11, 2013 6:14 PM
A Very Good Man
He's a better man than I will ever be! What more to say!
April 11, 2013 5:46 PM
" OUR LOSS GODS GAIN"BLESS HIS FAMILY
April 11, 2013 2:59 PM
Incredible guy with ....
an incredible wife. RIP, Roi. We can never repay you for your brave act of heroism for Israel and the Jewish people.
April 27, 2012 12:08 PM
It is amazing that every day we hear about the Israeli troops and how much they do for others, without thought of themselves. And with Emunah!! I know his family appreciates what a man he was and take comfort in that. They should not know from any more T"Zar.
April 25, 2012 12:29 AM
Am Yisrael Chai
I solute him in honor of his unquestionable heroic act . Ye'hee Zich'ro Baru'ch !
April 24, 2012 8:08 PM
I have watched many times, each time I say I wish I would be able to do something like that. Roi was an amazing man and i wish his family hatzlacha in the future and good health.
February 3, 2012 4:42 PM
Lord is with you
Do not trouble your Heart . Lord of AlMighty With you all to protect you and prosper you . I am a gentile far away from Jerusalem in India learned the feeling of His Loving wife , Its a Gods plan Do not trouble your Heart . LORD is with you and you will lead the world . . May the Lord shower the blessing up on you for the years to come . Amen
July 2, 2011 7:39 AM
Man and Woman of G-d
What beautiful words from the heart of G-d this couple spoke to and for one another
January 26, 2011 12:42 AM
bless you roi
loved this no greater love than this that a man would lay his life down for his friends
January 26, 2011 12:26 AM
I was very touched by this testimony.
I admire this young man courage and his wife, for her spiritual strenght,
January 25, 2011 10:56 PM
God bless this young wife and there son in the future may peace come to there land The Land given to them by our Father in heaven How beautiful are the soles of this people
July 16, 2010 5:28 PM
What an amazing man. Such Kiddush HaShem. Only Am Yisroel could produce such a G-d centred man who was also a man of action and devotion to his fellow Jews.
Roi Klein's name should be remembered forever. His heart-wrenching sacrifice has touch my soul deeply.
Thank you Roi, and your IDF compatriots, for taking care of our Holy Land, even with your very lives. May HaShem bless you in every way, in every time, B'H.
March 25, 2010 12:52 AM
PEOPLE LIKE ROY KLEIN ALAV HASHALOM SHOULD BE REMMEMBERED FOR EVER AND EVER.THEIR SELF SACRAFICE SHOULD BE PERPETUATED AND THE DAY OF THEIR HEROISM SHOULD BE REMMEMBERED AS A NATIONAL REMMEMBERENCE DAY.FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE (INCLUDING MYSELF) WHO THINK THAT YOU ARE MAKING SELF SACRAFICE FOR KLAL YISRAEL, THINK AGAIN. THIS IS SELF SACRAFICE!!!!!
March 17, 2010 2:53 PM
I have been touched and blessed by many of the videos shown here, and have put them on facebook to try to highlight( to the people I know- at the very least), the humanity and grace in the people's lives that I see here. May the Lord Bless Israel.
Jerry Bush MD,
March 9, 2010 4:32 AM
Major Roi Klein Angelic Encounter on Battlefield
The following has been printed on several sites on the internet. Have any of you ever heard this angel story?
Real Miracles and Angel Visits
Israeli Colonel Klein had taken a unit of 20 Israeli soldiers into the midst of one of Lebanon's border cities where the fighting was fierce. He led his men into a courtyard that was walled up around believing it provide a place of cover and rest from enemy fire.
Suddenly, someone tossed a hand grenade out of one of the windows above them, and as it hit the ground, Klein threw his body over the hand grenade and cried out shouting: "Schema Yisrael Adoni Elohinu, Adonai Ekhad." Hear O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One!
As he shouted the last words he would ever speak in this holiest of prayers He honored his God. The grenade blew up killing him but sparing all of his soldiers from death. Some were slightly injured from shrapnel but none had life threatening wounds because of Colonel Klein's actions.
It seems afterward some of the soldiers saw an angel standing over the lifeless body of the Colonel. Some of the wounded were taken to a hospital and wanted to speak about this but they were told to say nothing. However, some of them could not keep silent. Who could keep silent after seeing an angel?
The word got out through some of their parents. The mainstream media here has maintained silence, and the army has ordered them not to speak about their experience, but our sources are bringing us this awesome news! We are seeking to contact and go meet some of these wounded men....Pray for the Lord to open a door to speak with those who have seen one of God's messengers and can now be a witness that He is real. He is alive; He is the living God!
Colonel Klein called upon the living God and gave Him glory seconds before He died saving his comrades. God showed up immediately and sent one of His messengers to reveal that He was there with them, and now Colonel Kline is with their God!
September 9, 2009 3:13 PM
A Real Man
A rare act of total altruistic heroism. His family must be proud and consolated. We should be humble. And proud to have brothes like Roi Klein.
August 12, 2009 4:35 AM
Wow thank you for sharing this touching real life experience. As I'm trying to write through my tears, it just shows me how happy I am to be part of the Jewish nation. Wow.
August 10, 2009 10:40 PM
I am deeply touched and truly inspired by this man in making the ultimate sacrifice for his comrades. He lived as he died loving his G-d with every fibre of his being and equally loving his neighbours. We need to all learn from his example regardless of the personal cost. May HaShem continue to bless Sarah Klein and the whole family as they bravely face each new day!!!
August 10, 2009 7:59 AM
LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
WHO IS LIKE YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL.THIS LETTER NEEDS TO BE PUT IN EVERY JEWISH HOME. THIS WILL BRING THE MOSHIACH FINALLY G-D WILLING
August 10, 2009 7:57 AM
He has been my hero....
...and am israel's hero.... Mi keamecha Israel.... Menuchato began eden , Hashem yinkom damo...
August 10, 2009 7:56 AM
Our Indubitable Hero
Ohad Moskovitz dedicated a song to Roi in one of his concerts a few years ago. It's unbelievable. Roi has been my hero ever since I heard the song. I am continuously amazed and awed by his submissiveness to his country and quick thinking to throw himself upon the gernade. Only Jews.
August 10, 2009 7:56 AM
very powerful...our hero...an incredible man...bringing Moshiach B"H
Very powerful and a real Hero to klal Israel
August 10, 2009 7:55 AM
A real superhero
Any no action figure can compare to a married father taking his own life to save those of others. May there be no more need for such sacrifices, and may the widow know only strength for her children.
August 10, 2009 7:55 AM
bruno i am from kosovo israel is very good conutry in the world telaviv is very biutiful city in the world israel is number one in the world
August 10, 2009 7:54 AM
Sign petition to save his widow's house!
Would you believe the Israeli government wants to tear down his house??? Please sign the online petition against this in massive numbers immediately! http://www.atzuma.co.il/petition/be770/1/1000/ See story about it on Israel National News at http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132439. G-d help us!!!!
August 10, 2009 7:53 AM
May His Memory be A Blessing
Words cannot describe how this story of Roi Klein's ultimate sacrifice and his complete dedication to his faith has impacted me. I am speechless, utterly humbled, and in awe . In an age where people live to fufill their own gratifications, where the media portrays that the way to happiness is by feeding into greed at the expense of others, where selfishness is everywhere, how can we understand the ultimate act of selflessness that Roi Klein did in the last moments of life.The letter that he wrote to his wife was so moving and touched me to the inner core. Wow is all I can say- wow. What he beautifully expressed is what every Jew should aspire to- to truly live is to fufill the will of Hashem, to serve G-d with all of one's being, to care for the welfare of Kal Israel. May G-d provide strength to his wife , children, and family. Please G-d, let the holiness and santicty of Roi Klein's life merit the coming of moshiach
June 22, 2009 5:38 AM
True Hero is an understatement.
Words do not exist in the entire english language nor in any language to convey the righteousness of Roi haTzadik. What an incredibly moving and inspiring video....it's really Roi that is so inspiring...his ideals, his letter, his actions. The lesson he teaches us is priceless and demonstrates what a true tzadik he is. My deepest condolences to his wife. May HaShem comfort you with the mouners of Tzion and Yershalayim. I'm so so so sorry for your loss.
All of Israel is mourning with you. OUr thoughts are with you and your children. It was a privledge to be able to watch this video adn learn from his actions.
June 21, 2009 9:59 PM
Roi, You are Zadik !!!
June 21, 2009 8:45 PM
Roi Klein AND his wife are true heroes. Their incredible love and idealism shook me to my old, cynical core. Thank you for this touching video. Can anyone be the same person after watching it?
June 21, 2009 7:48 PM
To Sarah Klein
I married last august late at the age of 47 to a gentleman of 61 years of age.
late marriages have their own specific challenges and lately I felt that
the connection to my spouse (who is a very sincere supporter of Israel and it is on this basis that our connection started in the 2006 Lebanon War) is not as powerful as it should be. The letter of Roi to you reminded me clearly was a Jewish marital bond is all about. I so needed to let you know that....
People like Roi epitomize Jewishness.
May he enjoy "lelogvul" love and joy in the closeness of the Almighty .
Jocelyne Weiss, Bayside, NY
June 21, 2009 3:23 PM
Mr. Klein was a real hero, what an amazing Kiddush Hashem ... and what a powerful legacy for his children
Thank you for this video
June 21, 2009 3:10 PM
The Memory of the righteous for a blessing
Thank you for reminding us there are people in our midst who embody the traditional Jewish perspective of life, even if they must pay the ultimate price in order to save others. They honor the God of our fathers and His teachings, every day they live as well as in their deaths. May God avenge Roi's death. May he soon be reunited with those he loved at the arrival of Moshiach, whose reality he believed in so deeply. Roi, you humble us. Your example obligates us to become a better human beings and better Jews each day God grants us on earth. May Roi's memory be an eternal blessing.
June 21, 2009 1:57 PM
May he have a "lichtigeh Gan Ayden"...
Nothing could be more inspiring than
this brief but powerful presentation.
June 21, 2009 1:04 PM
yhei zichro baruch. may his wife and children be comforted.
June 21, 2009 10:57 AM
intense, poweful and inspiring
it made me cry. thank you for making such a film.
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