I am a medically retired Army Captain who has taken to blogging and writing. While not Jewish myself, I majored in Jewish Studies in college, have studied Hebrew at various points in life, was trained in Arabic and Russian by the US Army, and lived in Israel in 2018 and 2019. All for diverse and apparently unrelated reasons. For the last couple of years I have been a relatively dedicated student of Kabbalah. Recently I have discovered that I have 0.3% Ashkenazi DNA from various DNA tests. As such, Israel and Judaism are topics of interest for me.