Friday, 18 May 2018 | The medics of the 282nd Artillery Corps held a medical exercise like none they’ve ever had. They trained in the pouring rain and mud in an exercise that prepares them to save lives in any situation. They returned from the exercise exhausted, but happy to have learned and accomplished soContinue Reading »
Monday, 14 May 2018 | The Israeli calendar is punctuated with days set aside to remember. Some are somber, commemorating the tragedies, sacrifice and loss scattered throughout the history of the Jewish people. Others are joyous, recalling the triumphs, miracles and bravery on which the Jewish state is built. Jerusalem Day or Yom Yerushalayim certainlyContinue Reading »
It wasn’t love at first sight for me and Israel. Oh no. I fell in love with the Promised Land, her people, history and significance long before I caught my first glimpse of the strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. My relationship with the Hebrew language started off differently. EvenContinue Reading »
While it is increasingly becoming a divisive issue, circumcision is one of the world’s oldest rites of passage and vitally important to Judaism. The topic was once considered taboo, but in modern times rigorous debate has flared up in Western nations about whether this tradition could be a violation of young boys’ human rights. TheContinue Reading »
“The chances of war in 2018 are growing… We are ready for war… The next war will be difficult and no simple matter. It will take between days and weeks, but in the end we will win.” —A senior IDF officer addressing military correspondents Rising Tensions in the North “We are facing a new reality—theContinue Reading »
Monday, 30 April 2018 | Over the past two years, a large course has been held at the “Michve Alon” training base to help Bedouin and Druze soldiers learn Hebrew. However, there are several soldiers who enlist before the course begins or still have difficulty learning the language after the course. Therefore, the Central CommandContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 April 2018 | A Christian Arab from Nazareth joined the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] of his own volition and served in the elite Golani Brigade. During his service, he was wounded in the Second Lebanon War and upon his discharge found another way to serve his country: combating the Boycott, Divestment and SanctionsContinue Reading »
Monday, 16 April 2018 | To commemorate his grandfather who was a survivor of the Holocaust, Chief Warrant Officer Moni Gedi decided to tattoo the same number on his arm that the Nazis engraved on his grandfather’s arm, a dehumanizing way to identify camp prisoners. Every year, hundreds of IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers travelContinue Reading »
Friday, 30 March 2018 | The series of events has inspired countless movies, books and songs. The story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt does, after all, have all the elements required for an epic tale. There is the cruel and merciless task master, a people oppressed, and an Almighty God who liberates His people “withContinue Reading »
Thursday, 29 March 2018 | Israel’s Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon and Deputy Minister of Health, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, signed a ground-breaking $350 million dollar agreement with Professor Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of the Sheba Medical Center–Tel Hashomer, to transform Israel’s largest medical facility into a “City of Health.” “Today is not only a dayContinue Reading »
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