Documentary Film on Michael Levin (z"l)Available at No Cost to Synagogues and Jewish Youth Organizations
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Posted: March 14 2007


March 14 2007 ( - A film documentary has been produced to honor the memory of Michael Levin (z"l), the only American/Israeli combat soldier killed last August in clashes with Hezbollah.

The documentary, “A Hero in Heaven,” will be broadcast this spring on national television in Israel. This profound and powerful film tells of Michael's devotion to his family, his people and Eretz Yisrael through the music of Naomi Shemer, the songs of Rachel, the poems of Shaul Tchernokovsky and the words of Michael, his family, friends and fellow soldiers who loved him dearly. Because of the many lessons that can be taught from the 40-minute footage, a skillfully written study guide is included. A “Hero in Heaven” will be available for distribution by the beginning of April 2007.

Born and raised near Philadelphia, Pa., Levin grew up in a traditional, loving Jewish household. He was active in HaGesher Region USY and attended Camp Ramah in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. In February 2001, Michael went to Israel to attend the eight-week Alexander Muss High School program. After graduating high school, he participated in the year-long Nativ USY program in Israel. In his Nativ yearbook Michael wrote:

"You can't fulfill your dreams unless you dare to risk it all."

At the young age of 16, Michael decided that he wanted to make Aliyah and join a front-line combat unit in the Israeli Defense Forces. He followed his dream three years later, immigrated to Israel and was chosen to join the elite paratroop unit #890.

Last summer, Michael received permission to travel to the United States to visit his family. When he heard about the outbreak of the war, he decided to end his trip and return to help his unit. He went straight to his commanders and demanded to be sent north to defend Israel against Hezbollah. Shortly thereafter he was killed in the Southern Lebanese village of Aita-al-Shaab.

On Tisha B'Av, Michael Levin (z”l) was laid to rest at Har Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem. His family was joined by thousands of mourners from all over Israel who came to pay tribute to his memory and his heroism.

Michael Levin (z”l) was the personification of the word ‘hero.”

He made the ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish State and the Jewish people.

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