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Shmuel David Purley

Shmuel David Purley

Born on the 7th of Tishrei, 5713 in London
Fell in the Yom Kippur War on the 23rd of Tishrei, 5734

Shmuel's family was originally German, a family penetrated with the concept "Torah and Faith." His family fulfilled their dream of making Aliyah to Zion a year after Shmuel, h'yd, was born.

He graduated from the Yishuv HaChadash high school, and was greatly influenced by Harav Yaakovson, who introduced him to the writings of Harav Kook zt'l. In addition, he was always intrigued with the subject of philosophy. He excelled in the army, and even there he never stopped writing, and wrote many articles in Torah during his service.

Shmuel was very active in taking care of the needs of the community, and was among the first editors of "Belechtecha BaDerech." He troubled over the technical aspects of editing the booklet, and many times he traveled in order to make sure that the booklet would be published on time, and to give the students in the Yeshiva the opportunity to study the Divrei Torah.

He fell on the day after Succot on the banks of the Canal, and was buried in the cemetery in Rishon LeTzion.

May His Memory Be Blessed