HaLamed Heh: The 35 Soldiers Who Never Returned Home

This episode tells a little-known story of Jewish heroism and grit during Israel’s War of Independence. Under cover of night, 35 young Jewish men set out to deliver supplies to the people in the cut-off Etzion Bloc, south of Jerusalem. Tragically, they were discovered en route and massacred by local Arab villagers. This video tells the dramatic, tragic, and ultimately uplifting story of the “Lamed Heh,” the convoy of 35.

Use this video and prompts to teach students a new story or deepen their understanding of this shocking event.

Subscribe to The Weekly

Get practical ways to unpack and teach complex Israeli current events in your inbox each week

We've Rebranded!

The Jerusalem U Media Lab is now
Unpacked for Educators!

Our new name and website more clearly reflect what we’re here to do for you – unpack the exciting and rich story of Israel and the Jewish people – so you can bring it to your students. 


Be sure to check out our videos, feature films, webinars and programs!