Rabbi Lau and Ariel Zohar

In 1950, 13 year old Holocaust survivor Yisrael Meir celebrated his bar mitzvah as an orphan (his parents were murdered by the Nazis).

73 years later, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau (the former Chief Rabbi of Israel) stood beside 13 year old Ariel Zohar -an orphan whose parents were murdered on October 7th- as he marked his Bar Mitzvah.

Two orphans, two heroes, two links in a long chain of Jewish survival and triumph over darkness.

Am Yisrael Chai.

Photo: @saritsardas

Source: @stateofisrael