Thirty-three-year-old St.-Sgt.-Maj. Rabbi Na’aran Eshhar and his family were well-known to the staff of the Israel National Transplant Center. Married and the father of two, he donated a kidney last June to a person he didn’t know. He was the third kidney donor in the extended Eshhar family.
Difficult choices made
Last week, Eshhar was mortally wounded when his tank overturned along with Sgt.-Maj.-major (res.) Yinon Fleishman, who was the son-in-law of the head of Jerusalem’s Himmelfarb Yeshiva High School, Rabbi Jeremy Stavisky. The two reservists had been doing operational activity on the northern border.
Tzuf recalled: “I met Na’aran eight years ago. From the second meeting, I knew that if he agreed, I would want to marry him. I was blessed with a husband who is full of grace, who is a conduit for doing good in the world and for the people of Israel.”
On Sunday, five of his organs were transplanted, saving four lives: