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Jan 17, 2019, 11:32 AM
Time for Some Enhancements to the Lone Bnot Sherut System
When I was 6 years old, I wrote in my journal about my dreams of living in Israel and serving in the IDF. For as long as I can remember, I have been telling my friends about my ultimate...
Jan 2, 2019, 6:38 PM
Next Time, I’m Staying
When I embarked on my semester not-abroad, I knew I wouldn’t have the same type of “abroad” experience as my peers. Going back to Israel was going home, rather than discovering some foreign place where I didn’t speak the...
Dec 11, 2018, 11:52 PM
IDF Lone Soldiers Return To The US With Help From Nevut
Lone Soldiers Return Home With Support From Nevut Cindy’s Corners Exclusive Interview With The Rabbi Who Helps International Volunteers During and After Service The Israeli Defense Forces is the most unique military organization in the world. We as Jews can love...
Beth G. Kopin
Dec 5, 2018, 5:50 PM
Inches to Metric: Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin
I'm dedicating this post to the Maccabees and IDF...... Years ago I was interviewed by a young adorable client to design a large and gracious custom home. He asked really great questions, one resonated with me. What design project was...
Oct 24, 2018, 12:26 AM
FIDF NY Gala Proves Unquestioned Support From All Jews From Cindy’s Corners
It’s very rare when Jews from around the world and from all different religious affiliations can agree on something. Even more rare when Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews rejoice in pride. The Israeli Defense Forces link Jews with pride like...
Sep 26, 2018, 9:02 AM
Israeli Soldiers Headline NYFW Runway
** This article is dedicated to the memory of Ari Fuld Z”l, the Lion of Zion, who best represented the Israel Defense Forces, and whose work on behalf of soldiers will never be forgotten. New York Fashion Week was very...
Sep 5, 2018, 8:09 PM
Rosh Hashanah over Beirut
In 1972, I was a lone soldier with no family in the country, spending the Jewish New Year patrolling the Lebanese coast
Sep 5, 2018, 12:03 AM
I Love Peace and Freedom. That Is Why I Am Joining the Israeli Defense Forces.
Often, when I tell people in the United States that I am going to join the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a lone soldier, they are stunned and speechless. Through years of experience, I have become familiar with the...
Aug 22, 2018, 12:35 PM
The Good People You Meet in Our Land
Recently I finished guiding the young professionals of the Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE) on their annual Israel mission. The MJE, according to its website, “is a warm and open community where millennial men and women in their 20s and...
Aug 18, 2018, 8:16 AM
The eerie chant of the rocket sirens whines up and down as people scramble for cover. Families jumping out of pools, buses unloading in the middle of the street, work being stopped no matter how important it might be...these...