Another story that touched us began ten days ago when Dvir Bar-Chai was wounded. Since then, his family has been by his side. Yesterday, his sister and brother-in-law took their newborn son to Dvir's bedside to perform the brit milah ceremony, circumcising their son and welcoming him into the people of Israel.
Here's the amazing story from Israel National News:
The sister and brother-in-law of badly wounded soldier Dvir Bar-Chai held a brit milah (ritual circumcision) for their newborn son on Tuesday in Soroka hospital, where Dvir is being treated. The location allowed grandparents Tzviki and Leah Bar-Chai, who have spent the last 10 days at their son's bedside, to participate as well. The family had hoped that Dvir would wake up for the brit, but he did not, Tzviki Bar-Chai said. The occasion was still joyful, he said, “Every time a Jew is born it's joyful. It strengthens the family.”The baby was named Amichai, which means "My people lives."