With more than 500 female soldiers having given their lives to protect Israel since its establishment, take a moment to reflect on their courage and dedication to the Jewish state.

For the families of fallen Israeli soldiers and terror victims, loss and loneliness are the norm. Yet this past weekend 130 bereaved families gathered together for Shabbat in a Jerusalem hotel to share both grief and comfort in advance of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national Memorial Day, on Wednesday.