Just Another Kid

An Israeli boyfriend is kissing in Hebrew.

An Israeli boyfriend is learning that Israeli rap is actually bearable.

An Israeli boyfriend is accepting that the love story with his army team is bigger than yours.

An Israeli boyfriend is feeling safe, everywhere.

An Israeli boyfriend is just another kid…

An Israeli boyfriend is watching the news at 8 pm.

An Israeli boyfriend is home-made “Shakshuka.”

An Israeli boyfriend is wearing his army shirt having no idea what he went through in it.

An Israeli boyfriend is just another kid…

An Israeli boyfriend is guitar and the ocean and cheap wine and you’ve never enjoyed anything more.

An Israeli boyfriend is “meet me downstairs at 5 A.M. to watch the lunar eclipse.”

An Israeli boyfriend is never being too old to share a bag of Bamba.

An Israeli boyfriend is “Ana Behibak” over the phone.

An Israeli boyfriend is honesty, trust, loyalty.

An Israeli boyfriend is just another kid…

An Israeli boyfriend is a romantic hike in the North accompanied by an exchange of army stories, followed by the inevitable political debate… turning into an argument… a half hour of stubborn silence and for dessert — a cup of coffee at a viewpoint with a side of home-made cookies and a make-up hug.

Pakal Cafe in the North of Israel
Pakal Cafe in the North of Israel

An Israeli boyfriend is getting his spare dog-tag before a piece of jewelry.

An Israeli boyfriend is cursing him in your head in English so that not only can he not hear, because it’s in your head, he also can’t understand.

An Israeli boyfriend is just another kid…

An Israeli boyfriend is learning slang, curse words, and phrases in Hebrew that you would never use.

An Israeli boyfriend is spontaneous krav maga lessons.

An Israeli boyfriend is falling in love with his country.

An Israeli boyfriend is learning the language and the culture through his hugs, his stories, his music, his art.

An Israeli boyfriend is just another kid…

An Israeli boyfriend is inspiring, brave, ambitious.

An Israeli boyfriend is to love, cherish, admire and adore him. But most of all, to worry for him.

An Israeli boyfriend is passion.

An Israeli boyfriend is just another kid…

A kid who was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A kid who doesn’t know what a college party is.

A kid who won’t do “spring break” in Florida.

A kid who doesn’t attend Friday night football games

A kid who doesn’t go to prom (but he’ll take you out for shwarma before he goes back to base).

A kid who’s life is an Xbox game, and it’s always in HD.

A kid who knew guns,

before he knew you.

About the Author
Mor Lewit was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and moved to Atlanta, GA in 2001. Ten jappy, starbucks-filled years later she moved back to Israel to join the army. She is currently studying communications and management at Ben Gurion University and on the side draws and laughs to preserve her sanity.
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