Lieutenant Erez Shtarkסגן ארז שטרק ז”ל Erez loved sports and reading books. He played volleyball and basketball, and was so talented that he even made it to the national Israeli volleyball team where he represented Israel in competitions abroad. In the middle of October 1994, Erez was drafted to the IDF. He went through training in the signal corps, and was placed in one of the bases in the north of Israel. During his service he was sent to missions in Lebanon. On the evening of February 4, 1997, an Israeli helicopter disaster occurred.  Two “Yasur” helicopters crashed into each other above the Moshav “Sha’ar Yishov”. All 73 soldiers on board were killed, including Erez. He was 21 years old. His family remembered him through volleyball competitions and by naming an ambulance after him. The officers’ course of the signal corps has performed a drill named after Erez, in which the participants exercised signal orders of a battalion. Erez left a notebook of songs and a diary. On the last page of that notebook, this song was found. His sister and brother, Oshrit and Ilan, were shocked to discover the song, and to find a drawing on the page before it of a small tombstone saying “Erez”. As if he knew what was going to happen to him. The song below was written by Erez and was later composed and sung after his death by the Israeli band Knessiat Ha’sechel as part of the Israeli army radio station project: “Soon We Will Become a Song.”  Nothing will harm me/Knesiyat Hasechel Lyrics: Erez Shtark, Music: Yoram Hazan Nothing will harm me, nothing No woman to a terrorist’s bullet, nothing That’s how I swore to my brother, sister, parents And I cried at night and worried in the day I was afraid that something will hurt my parents And my father’s voice echoing in my head for years If something happens to you I have no reason to live I have no peruse for tomorrow I have no reason to live I have no peruse for tomorrow If you are here standing above me I probably didn’t keep my promise Sorry, in my life Sorry, in my life Sorry, in my life If something happens to you I have no reason to live I have no peruse for tomorrow I have no reason to live I have no peruse for tomorrow Nothing will hurt me, nothing No woman to a terrorist’s bullet, nothing שום דבר לא יפגע בי /כנסיית השכל מילים: ארז שטרק לחן: יורם חזן שום דבר לא יפגע בי, שום דבר לא אישה לא כדור מחבלים, שום דבר כי ככה נשבעתי לאחי, אחותי, להורים ובכיתי בלילות ודאגתי בימים כי פחדתי שמשהו יפגע בהורים וקולו של אבי מהדהד לי בראש כבר שנים אם יקרה לך משהו אין לי טעם לחיים אין לי טעם למחר אין לי טעם לחיים אין לי טעם למחר אם אתם עומדים כאן מעלי כנראה שלא עמדתי בהבטחתי מצטער, בחיי מצטער, בחיי מצטער, בחיי אם יקרה לך משהו שום דבר לא יפגע בי שום דבר לא אישה לא כדור מחבלים שום דבר]]>