By COLlive reporter
Binyamin Loeb, a young Lubavitcher chossid who made aliya to the holy land of Israel and served in its army, was killed on Shabbos, 22 Tishrei 5784.
He was in his 20s.
Loeb is the son of Rabbi Nethanael and Judith Loeb who live in Yerres, a city in the Île-de-France region, 23 kilometers southeast of Paris. His grandfather is Rabbi Yaacov Zerbib, Rosh Kollel of Yerres. Both his father and grandfather are members of Rabbinat Loubavitch de France (Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch of France).
Binyomin Loeb immigrated to Israel as a lone soldier (chayal boded) when he enlisted in the Israel Defence Forces.
He joined the Paratroopers 202nd Battalion, part of the Arrow Company which is comprised of frum soldiers combining faith and service.
Friends reported that Loeb was killed on the Gaza border, battling Hamas terror troops who infiltrated Israel on Shabbos Shmini Atzeres. Killing 700 Jewish people, the day has been called the bloodiest in Israel’s history.
Chami Trachtenberg, an IDF soldier and volunteer with United Hatzalah, helped Leob enlist in the army. He wrote that Leob “was a fighter in my company who fell in defense of the south. He fought to be a warrior and protect his people and country.”
Baruch Dayan Haemes. Hashem yikom damo.