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Yonatan Mimon Z"L

Yonatan The son of Yerusha and Meir, Yonatan was born on Thursday, 5th of Sivan, 5763 (June 5, 2003) in Bnei Brak. He was a brother to Sarit, Maayan, David, Leah, Rivka, Pinchas, Odelia, and Penina.

Yonatan Mimon was killed in battle on the 21st of Marcheshvan, 5784 (November 4, 2023). He was twenty years old. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Ofakim. He left behind his parents and siblings.


Knafé was a dish that Yonatan used to prepare for his girlfriend, and they enjoyed it together.

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For a 30 cm diameter pan


Kataifi dough - 150 grams

Butter - 100 grams

Ricotta cheese - 250 grams

Mozzarella cheese - 250 grams

Sugar - 1/2 cup

Water - 1/2 cup

Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon

Pistachios - to taste


1. Cut the Kataifi dough into short strands. Meanwhile, melt the butter (be careful not to burn it).

2. Mix the cut strands of dough with the butter until combined.

3. Mix the cheeses (ricotta with mozzarella) for the filling and start preparing the syrup.

4. In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the syrup (water, sugar, and lemon juice) and bring to a boil.

5. On a greased (but not hot) pan, layer the Kataifi dough strands, followed by a layer of cheese mixture, and then another layer of Kataifi dough.

6. Heat the pan until the strands at the bottom are golden brown, then flip the Knafé.

7. Pour the desired amount of syrup over the Knafé and wait for it to brown on the other side.

8. Remove from the heat and add pistachios to taste.

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