It was with shock and great sadness that participants on the latest of Ruthi Brenner's Chol Hamoed Shomron visits learned of her sudden passing.
Ruthi had organized both day trips and Oneg Shabbatonim in the Shomron over the last decades.
Ruthi was a part of the Shomron family and dedicated great efforts to introducing her "family" to urban dwellers who wanted to get to know and support these frontier defenders.
Without her, we would never have met and seen, for example, Ezra Yachin, the 91 year-old LEHI veteran who charmed us with his excited outlook on life, nor Yael Shevach, the young mother who inspired us with her attitude to life after having had her husband murdered by terrorists.
This collection shows Ruthi in action.
Ruthi, we miss you sorely. May your neshama be enjoying its rewards.