A Tribute to Our Fallen Soldiers

A song dedicated to the brave Israeli soldiers and the unity of the Jewish people.

This song speaks to our battles, our trials, our bravery, our passion, and our unity as a Jewish people.

This song, "Chayaleinu – Our Soldiers” is a tribute to the soul of our nation. It speaks to our battles, our trials, our bravery, our passion, and our unity as a Jewish people.

To our soldiers and their families, we will not forget you. You are, and always will be our soldiers.

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Produced by Sruly Weinberger
Music arranged by Shimmy Sklar
Composed by Rabbi Michel Twerski
Mixed by Avi Ziv

Comments (24)

(23) rs ruhil, May 3, 2020 1:17 PM

bravery,courage -mere symonyms for israel

found a lot to learn of the true splendour of israel

(22) Rozlyn Bess, April 21, 2015 10:17 PM

Positively Beautiful♥

Beautiful song "Chayalainu" and the voice is Excellent. But made me cry all the way through seeing all those precious young men whose lives were taken. My heart breaks with deep sorrow for all of them. Sending prayers for their families, their comrades and all of Israel.
May Hashem bless all the past, present, and future members of the IDF, and their families. Israel is and always has been "the Light among the nations".. Baruch HaShem! ♥Am Yisrael Chai... Forever!

(21) Ester, April 20, 2015 7:35 PM

I would like the words to the song chayalainu, please

(20) Harold Sandler, August 25, 2014 12:37 AM

Absolutely beautiful

This video brought me to tears. None of those young men wanted to fight, to kill, or to die. They just wanted to protect their country, their homes and their families. May G'd bless them for the ultimate sacrifice they made, and may Israel continue to be a "light among the nations". Am Yisrael Chai.

(19) Richard Wahl, August 22, 2014 12:17 PM

Beautiful! God bless our soldiers

I thought this song is beautiful a true tribute to the IDF her soldiers and the people of Israel God bless them always.

(18) Dina, August 14, 2014 5:14 PM

Their ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish people everywhere

I cannot help but cry during this video watching not only the faces of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but seeing the conditions underwhich they fought. My heart and deepest sympathies go out not only to their families, but all of Israel. One place of one of our dead heroes stood out for me. It turns out his parents are close neighbors of my best friend in Israel. I also applaud those "lone soldiers" who found Hashem's mission in life for themselves and fought bravely. My husband a 25 year US Marine Recon veteran from Vietnam era is now 70 and would have enlisted in a heartbeat. My son did his service in the 1990s in the Israeli Navy Commando unit. So, I know how parents feel seeing their children go off to war. For those who gave the ulitmate sacrifice for the Jewish People, may their memories be for a blessing.

(17) marilyn, August 14, 2014 3:57 PM

No Words

No words, only heart felt sorrow that these young lives were taken and how words can't describe their sacrifice and bravery. Bless their families.

(16) Roxanne, August 12, 2014 8:03 AM

So Young

I listen with deep sadness and watch the faces of brave young men who have fallen. And though most of us may not call Israel home it will always be in our hearts.. A place we have visited and fallen in love with. Thankyou to all the members of the IDF for keeping Israel safe.

(15) yehudis, August 12, 2014 1:22 AM

moving video

Truly Beautiful! Hashem Yishmor Kulan!

(14) joseffa, August 11, 2014 8:20 PM

brave young men

thank you for your sacrifice let it never be in vain and may G-d give your famlies strength to overcome the emptyness that they have to face without you thank you to your faimlies who also have lost so much to help us

(13) ann, August 11, 2014 7:52 PM

it is time for alyah

it is time all the jews unite and all the jews settle in the land of israel, leaving behind exile and materialism that keep them far from the land where Hashem dwells! come on US jews, come on European jews join your brothers!!!

Eretz, August 16, 2014 8:17 AM

I agree for Alyah

Totally agree. Those of us who convert and yearn for Aliyah to support our brothers and land and have nothing holding us back to do so yet have to wait while others' wealth and comfort tie them down when they would easily be given Aliyah but wont take it. How ironic!

(12) Elizabeth, August 11, 2014 5:26 PM

I feel a deep ache and agony as if each one of these soldiers were my own child. I can only say thank you for all your protection of me and the land of Israel. May Hashem provide a loftier world for these young men.

(11) Antonio Perez, August 11, 2014 5:00 PM

Thank you warriors of Israel

Thank you men and women of the IDF. May HaShem bless you and your families and comfort the bereaving.
Sacrifice for Israel is not in vain!

(10) Yaakov Novograd, August 11, 2014 4:06 PM

Thank you!

For those who are able to do even more for the souls of our soldiers, there's a beautiful effort underway to study mishna for the neshama of each fallen soldier (please see lilmod.org.il -- it's mostly in Hebrew) during the 30 days following their passing.

(9) daniel mayer, August 11, 2014 3:42 PM


the song was heart breaking song but just amazing

(8) Barbara, August 11, 2014 12:08 PM

thank you Israel, thank you soldiers

Thank you so much for this moving tribute to these brave young men who gave their lives to defend Israel and the Jewish people. I will be passing this on to others, we must remember and honor our fallen and the wounded heroes. Shalom

(7) alan, August 11, 2014 10:48 AM

our soldiers

my heart is broken. though I live in the usa, thank you, may G-D keep you in his arms. you will never leave our hearts.

(6) Roberta Phillips Goldin, August 11, 2014 2:45 AM

What a tragedy ! These beautiful boys had their entire lives in front of them and now they are gone.
Roberta Phillips Goldin

(5) Richard-Rafael Joachim, August 10, 2014 11:25 PM

Thank you!

Thank you for protecting me and my family, there is not enough words in English to express our heart-felt love and gratitude for what you are doing for us with your Service to all us Jews, world-wide,and to all G-D fearing peoples of good faith, Praise you and bless you all you young soldiers, some of you who have given the ultimate mitzvot. Peace and blessings on the parents who bore you and the Lnnd of Israel which nourished you. We are so full of pride for you our hearts could burst. We love you, that's all that can be said.

(4) Bayla, August 10, 2014 8:56 PM

Our soldiers

Brought tears to my eyes. May Hashem comfort their families among the mourners of Zion.

(3) Anonymous, August 10, 2014 5:52 PM

Our Special Guys

May Hashem watch over our chayalim and bring them home safely. Lets pray for peace soon BH

(2) sarah, August 10, 2014 4:16 PM

la mah?

they are all so young with their lives ahead of them? We have to find peace, this cannot go on.We respect life and the opponent want death:someone has to find a middle way.Israel has shown it will not lay flat and let the tanks roll over it, why cannot the world understand that those times are past?

(1) Randi, August 10, 2014 4:09 PM




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