This Israeli soldier, Elisha, left his home in England to serve the Jewish state. Before his heroic move, he worked at a school for special needs where he grew close to many students, forming friendships while helping them learn. Elisha decided to surprise his students upon his return to England. […]

“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 […]

“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. 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. “Very quickly, I grew disillusioned. I hadn’t planned it right, […]

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 […]

It was the eighth night of Chanukah in Kiel, Germany, a small town with a Jewish population of 500. That year, 1931, the last night Chanukah fell on Friday evening, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, spiritual leader of the town was hurrying to light the Menorah before the Shabbat set […]