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Roman Bronstein

IDF Reservist Officer, Major Roman Bronstein, may his memory be blessed, died at the age of 46, leaving his wife a widow and three children orphaned.


We would like to tell briefly about this worthy son of Israel and the Jewish people, one of the representatives of the Aliyah of the early 90s from the post-Soviet countries.

The story of Roman's life and death is enlightening. 

He was a brave officer with high moral criteria, mainly deeply realized patriotism, Zionism, and the desire to defend Israel.
"Place of birth is not always the country in which you were born"-Roman used to say. 
He was born in Ukraine, but it was Israel that he considered his true homeland. A typical child of the new repatriates, he was a kind and caring son and brother, kept in touch with them while they lived in Ukraine, and helped them settle in Israel. He remained in the memory of his widow Natasha and his children as a kind, responsive, loving husband and a wonderful father.

At the age of 16, he was repatriated as a single person within the framework of the Jewish Agency for Israel (Sohnut) program NAALE (children come first, followed by parents), driven by a genuine desire to realize the Zionist dream. He studied at Hadassah Neurim Youth Village, proving himself an excellent student and leader with outstanding organizational skills.

In 1995, he enlisted in the Givati Brigade, Tzabar Battalion.      
Roman immediately decided to become an officer and progressed from basic training to the infantry officer course. Roman was a "boy with a simple dream" and became a combat officer in the IDF. He was able to win everyone over with his conquering personality, sharp mind, and kind heart. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who experienced the hardships of military service and were officers. 

Upon completing the officers' course, he was appointed commander in one of the training units of the battalion "Tsabar." He retired with the rank of Senior Lieutenant, leaving a good memory of his service - he was respected by senior commanders and subordinates. He was characterized by leadership, tolerance, and a caring attitude to people who performed training and combat tasks under his command. He was a man of his word, always in touch with everyone - his soldiers, friends, and family.


After his military service, Roman went to study for a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. After successful years working in various IT companies, he changed his profession. At that time, his parents made Aliyah, and his father, a lawyer by profession, decided to open a law firm. Roman helped his father pass the law chamber exams and joined his father's business. He went from being a successful computer programmer to a successful lawyer.

Despite being exempted from military service, he was among the first to volunteer on the first day of the war on October 7; his place was in Battalion 8111 of the Givati Brigade. Not wanting to disturb his loved ones, he did not inform anyone when he entered the Gaza Strip. His battalion fought in the Khan Younis neighborhood. Together with a group of fighters, he was killed on December 10. He left behind his wife Natasha, three children, and his parents.

In his life and death, Roman embodied the ideals we educate our children today - devotion to the homeland, love for the fatherland, and the exercise of the right and duty to defend our land with our own forces.


Roman's album

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