Chanukah at the AZM
Light a Candle — Wear a Dogtag — Remember the Soldiers
Sixth Night: Zachary Baumel
On the sixth night, we have in mind Zachary Baumel, a dual Israeli-American citizen,
captured by Syrian army forces during the battle of Sultan Yakoub on June 11, 1982.
Reports indicate that Baumel is alive and being held incommunicado by the Syrian government.
Twenty-four years later, Baumel’s parents Miriam and Yona are still eagerly awaiting the day when once again they can celebrate Hanukkah with their son.