“Ever since we put that sign up, we’ve had soldiers pouring in here every day for their complimentary bagel and coffee.”

“Ever since we put that sign up, we’ve had soldiers pouring in here every day for their complimentary bagel and coffee. Due to recent events, we’ve seen an increase in the security pesonnel stationed here, and for all that’s been going on, we’ve never felt safer. This is our way […]

“Towards the second half of my service, I was” adopted” by a local family. They took me in and treated me like a son, and it meant more to me than I’ll ever be able to put into words. That’s when I made my second life-changing decision”

“I want you to fully appreciate the tremendous sacrifices a lone soldier has to make. For many of them, this is their first time away from their family. The culture, the environment, the language–it’s all very new to them. And every few weeks, when the other soldiers go home to […]

“I once spent 24 hours in Sderot. This was before the Iron Dome and the torrent of missiles didn’t let up for even a moment. It was then that I made a decision that would change my life: Like many inspired Americans before me, I was going to serve in the IDF.”

“The wheels were set in motion, and then came the waiting game. I spent the next year learning in yeshiva, and finally, I got my draft date. To be honest, I wasn’t sure until the very last second which unit I’d be getting into–I had originally wanted to try for […]

Watch Ran Abitbol lighting the #Menorah, Ran is an #IDF soldier from the Golani Brigade who was injured during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza July 2014

Watch Ran Abitbol lighting the #Menorah, Ran is an #IDF soldier from the Golani Brigade who was injured during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza July 2014. He is seen here at the #BelevEchad Gala Dinner that took place last Monday at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Ran came to NY together with 11 other soldiers for a […]

“I grew up in a non-religious home on the East Coast. When I made Aliya , it wasn’t for religious reasons, but out of a sense of belonging. Instinctively, I knew that this is where I was meant to be.”

“I grew up in a non-religious home on the East Coast. When I made Aliya , it wasn’t for religious reasons, but out of a sense of belonging. Instinctively, I knew that this is where I was meant to be. “Very quickly, I grew disillusioned. I hadn’t planned it right, […]

THE LIGHT OF CHANUKAH: “This is me lighting menorah with my husband Yitzi Hurwitz. My husband suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.”

My name is Dina Hurwitz. I am from Los Angeles California. This is me lighting menorah with my husband Yitzi Hurwitz. My husband suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He has lost function of 95% of his body. He cannot walk. He cannot speak. He is only […]