"Young man from Glasgow, studying in Gush Etzion,
killed in Tel Aviv
Yoni Jesner ז"ל , age 19.
Yoni Jesner came to
Israel from Glasgow, Scotland. He was in his second year studying Torah
and Judaism at the Har Etzion Yeshiva in Gush Etzion. "Yoni was planning
on returning to England to study medicine, and then to immigrate to Israel
as a doctor, He had no doubt that his place was here", said his father who
lives in Jerusalem.
On September 19, 2002, Yoni was killed when riding a bus in Tel-Aviv. A
suicide bomber boarded the bus and detonated his explosive belt. His death
caused deep sorrow and heavy grief in Israel and in Scotland. "Yoni was an
excellent student in many fields and a popular advisor in the Bnei
Akiva youth movement", his childhood friends said. "He was a natural
leader, active and full of ideas. One of the issues in which he was
involved was how to strengthen Jewish consciousness among children
attending jewish and non-Jewish schools". He radiated warmth through his brilliant
smile, and was outstanding in his kindness to all. He respected everyone
and exhibited a willingness to help his friends and companions. His sense
of humor endeared him to everyone.
was seriously injured and died of his wounds on September
20, 2002. In loyalty to his outlook and the values in which he
believed - the love of mankind and saving of life - his family donated
some of his organs to those who were in need of them.
Yoni, we miss you so
much! You are in our hearts forever!