The Joseph Trumpeldor memorial in Tel Hai, in Galilee, is a statue of the lion of Judah roaring.
The site, where one of the most confusing events in Zionist history took place, resulting in the shooting death of the former Russian officer, the one-armed national hero Trumpeldor.
Israelis come here to convey their respects to a mythical historical figure.
Some of them scratch against the cool stone.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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