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Consider Roi Klein

Consider Roi Klein

40x30x9cm glazed ceramic, metal 2007


I was inspired to create a sculpture about Roi Klein, a true modern-day hero. 

Roi Klein was a Major in the Golani Brigade at the time of the 2006 Lebanon war. During the Battle of Bint Jbeil, a hand-grenade was thrown into the house where Klein and his men were taking cover. Klein immediately told his men, "Report that I've been killed"; he recited Shema Yisrael, the quintessential Jewish prayer, as he threw himself on the live grenade and absorbed the explosion with his body. 

Roi Klein, a young husband and father of a small son, was killed on the spot but his soldiers were all spared. 

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