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Rony Yedidia Clein
Jul 18, 2018, 4:59 PM
40 years in Israel
Ulpan, army, kibbutz, moshav, and the public-private life of a diplomat -- Israel has changed and so have I
Jul 10, 2018, 12:13 PM
Why I chose the Canteen over the Pina Colada
It has been almost a year already since I made the life-changing decision to leave my comfortable life in Miami behind and embark on a new and unfamiliar path: Making aliyah and joining the Israel Defense Forces. In a...
Jun 12, 2018, 8:39 AM
Guardians of the ‘Jewish’ Galaxy, the End of the Zionist Dream…
Years ago, long after I had served as a Lone Soldier in the Sinai, I learned, according to the Rabbis, I might not be Jewish. It did not matter that my father had a special tattoo on his left forearm,...
Jun 6, 2018, 7:02 PM
Remembering Lebanon — Purity of Arms
The soldier shall make use of his weaponry and power only for the fulfillment of the mission and solely to the extent required; he will maintain his humanity even in combat. The soldier shall not employ his weaponry and...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
May 31, 2018, 4:21 PM
The Seven Books of the Torah
In Parshat Behaalotcha, we find two verses from Bamidbar 10:35-36 which we have been saying since the 13th century, each time the Torah is removed from the ark and replaced, “Vayehi binsoah ha’aron…”, “When the ark would journey, Moshe...
May 26, 2018, 10:52 AM
The IDF could be your next extracurricular experience abroad
This piece of writing is the first of many more to come, hopefully. Being exhaustive while relating an intense experience is way too hard, but I will try to share as well as I can about what I went...
Stacie Rojas Stufflebeam
May 2, 2018, 10:31 AM
Raising an army
Our youngest son and fourth chayal has just started his army service and is in Michve Alon (pre-army training and ulpan). Yesterday he was so excited because he got his gun (fortunately they don’t give them any bullets yet)...
Apr 23, 2018, 8:06 AM
Teenagers Experiencing Yom Hazikaron in America
As American teenagers attending a religious, private, Jewish school, my friends and I lead relatively sheltered lives. We don’t have the weight of the knowledge that we will one day be required to serve in our country's armed forces....
Apr 19, 2018, 2:20 AM
70 Things to Love About Israel
It's that time of year again... Israel's birthday and it's a big one. Here's seventy reasons to love it - one for every year we've been around. Enjoy and may there be at least seventy more! 70. When you’re on...
Apr 19, 2018, 2:16 AM
70 extraordinary women of Israel
Celebrating those who have made the Jewish state their home, giving of themselves and their diverse talents