Owner of Lost Six-Day War Tefillin Found


six-day-war-tefillinFollowing an exclusive report on Arutz Sheva, a pair of tefillin that were lost during the fierce battle for Ammunition Hill in the Six-Day War has been reunited with its owner.

The tefillin belong to Rafi Yanai, who was one of the IDF soldiers who liberated Jerusalem 46 years ago. His daughter called Arutz Sheva reporter Kobi Finkler and told him that her father had identified the tefillin and asked to receive them.

The director of the Ammunition Hill memorial site, Kitri Maoz, told Arutz Sheva with great excitement that the tefillin will be returned to their owner promptly.

The tefillin – or rather the case they were found in – hold one clue to the identity of their owner; embroidered on the casing are the Hebrew initials yud resh. Read the full story at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com Israel}