Gates of Heaven: A Yom HaZikaron Video

A video for Israel Memorial Day.

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This video was originally created as a Memorial Day project for The Beit Avichai Foundation.

Comments (18)

(16) Dvora, October 18, 2014 3:32 PM

So deeply powerful --- May G-d Bless Israel with Peace

Too many in Israel have fallen -- the impact of this tiny video went straight to my heart --- the courage of the IDF and all who love them has been tested enough !
Why does the world not understand ? The land and the people have given so much ---
Thank you for this wordless message of grief and courage -

(15) JOAN KATZMAN, May 7, 2014 1:50 AM

Heartbreaking video for Yom Hazikaron

Without a single word, this video for Yom Ha'zikaron, portrays the shock, the depth, and the eventual acceptance of mourning that so many Israeli mothers have suffered. May Hashem be gracious and merciful to our beloved Land and to our People

(14) Antonio Perez, May 5, 2014 4:12 PM

Remembering the fallen

It's a good time to remember families who have sacrificed so much. Keep them in prayer. On the last day, the fallen will rise again.

(13) Anonymous, May 5, 2014 12:05 PM

I Never Cry While Watching a Movie

Well, almost never. May Hashem bless all the past, present, and future members of the IDF, and their families.

(12) cheryl, May 4, 2014 4:28 PM

Extremely moved

This video so quickly gets to the depth of loss and mourning. I have no words to describe its beauty. Thank You So Very Much!

(11) rebecca, May 1, 2014 11:53 PM

This is a powerful and moving film. With that being said, the best way to prevent more war, terror and death of our wonderful Jewish defenders of Israel is to stop the idea of creating a terror state on the tiny borders of Israel. Not one inch with Fatah and/or Hamas. Better yet, take back Gaza too! Am Yisrael Chai!

(10) simcha, April 30, 2014 7:19 PM


This is so powerful. Do you know how I can get an english translation to this?
all the best and thanks

Aliza, May 5, 2014 12:28 PM

The lyrics

Here are the Hebrew lyrics - you can put them into Google Translate to get a good sense of the song:
אחרי שכבר ארזנו את הכל והתפזרנו
תמיד נשארת עוד מילה אחת שלא אמרנו
עניין אחד סגור שלא פתחנו
וצליל תועה שמאחור שכחנו
עד הפעם הבאה

אחרי שהחלום נמוג ואל המציאות חזרנו
תמיד נשאר עוד רגע חמקמק שלא תפסנו
ואם אפשר היה להחזיר גלגל כמו בסרט
יכול להיות שזה היה עובר לגמרי אחרת
עד הפעם הבאה

עכשיו הגיע זמן לזוז נהיה כבר מאוחר
ומשהו באוויר נשאר תלוי זה לא ממש נגמר
תמיד נשאר מבט אחד שלא קלטנו
תמיד נשאר עוד שיר אחד לשיר ועוד לא שרנו
עד הפעם הבאה

וים של מבטים עיניים מסתכלות עליך
ומה שתעשה הזמן חומק מבין אצבעותיך
רצית להמריא לפתוח שערי שמים
אבל על האדמה אתה הולך בינתיים
עד הפעם הבאה

(9) Leah, April 15, 2013 8:08 AM


I watched this two minutes before the siren rang today at 11. Was able to really connect with the moment. Thank you.

(8) Lillian Nussbaum Tobin, April 15, 2013 6:50 AM

May Hashem bless and watch over Israel's children.

I wonder if Israelis realize how much some of us love our land and our people. When a soldier is lost, it breaks my heart.

(7) ruthknopf, April 12, 2013 2:30 PM

touched my heart and soul

Pnina Baim, April 14, 2013 2:27 PM

deeply touching

may hashem give you strenght

(6) Anonymous, April 12, 2013 1:57 PM

beautifully done!

words from the mother aren't necessary. this is a very moving film.Thank you.

(5) Hanan Harchol, April 12, 2013 3:31 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

This animation brought me to tears. Beautifully done! Thank you for posting!

(4) Anonymous, April 12, 2013 1:26 AM

Such a tragedy

Oy, just breaks my heart to watch this--such a sudden end to such a young life....and the heartwrenching pain of his mother...
May Mashiach come now so that there will be no more pain.

(3) Joey, April 11, 2013 7:16 PM

Poignant work. May God bless!

(2) Anonymous, April 11, 2013 3:29 PM

this video really touches the heart and reflects the mothers lossvery well donemade me crythank youmother of 3 soldiers who served and is serving currently in the I.D.F.

(1) jocelyn, April 11, 2013 2:49 PM

as the mother of a son...

as the mother of a son, i found this the saddest and most touching video i have ever seen.


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