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With gratitude to the young men who fought for our freedom.

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Heroes of Israel: Roi Klein

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Roi Klein's extraordinary act of self-sacrifice

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Miriam Peretz paid an enormous sacrifice – twice -- in defense of Israel.

Olympic Silence

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Forty years after 11 athletes were murdered in Munich, Israel still mourns alone.

Encountering Terror

Encountering Terror

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If I turn my back on Israel, I am the one defeated.

Helping Victims of Terror

Helping Victims of Terror

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Liora Tedgi’s bargain with God.

The Gift of a Second Chance

The Gift of a Second Chance

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I will never forget that moment of eerie silence – the silence of those who were dead in every seat around me.

A Bravery Fiercer than Death

A Bravery Fiercer than Death

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The tragic yet inspiring story of the 35 heroes of Gush Etzion.

Diamonds and Other Rocks of Love

Diamonds and Other Rocks of Love

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Your gravestone is covered with hundreds of rocks, each one carrying a message of love.

Why We Fight

Why We Fight

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It was clear to the soldiers why they fight. It was also clear why they’d prefer not to have to.

Celebrate Life

Celebrate Life

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An open letter to Eva Sandler who lost her husband and two sons in the Toulouse terrorist attack.

Israel's Moral Army

Israel's Moral Army

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An eye-opening interview with the man who helps set the IDF’s ethical parameters.

Thank You, First Sergeant A.

Thank You, First Sergeant A.

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A letter to Israel's Navy Seals who bear Jewish history’s burden on their shoulders.

Heroes of Israel: Sherri & Seth Mandell

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Bringing light from the darkest cave.

The Mercaz HaRav Massacre

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How does one experience great joy on what for me is the saddest day of the year?

Today We Buried Gedalia

Today We Buried Gedalia

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As we remember the great sacrifice of the soldiers who were killed defending Israel, the following is a tribute to one of the latest heroes of Israel.

Heroes of Israel: Bankrupting Terror

Heroes of Israel: Bankrupting Terror

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is the voice of the victims.

From Mother to Son

From Mother to Son

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The First of the Fallen

The First of the Fallen

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I was introduced to Dvir at his funeral.

The Golden Boy

The Golden Boy

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However one measures strength, Shai Haim is a very strong man.

Funeral for Baruch

Funeral for Baruch

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A Blizzard in Shilo

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Longing for redemption; longing for home.

A Light in the Darkness

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A personal account of an act of kindness bestowed upon 600 weary Israeli soldiers.

In the Hands of the Enemy

In the Hands of the Enemy

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My Israeli Army Experience

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This really is an army like no other.

Remembering the Captured Soldiers

Remembering the Captured Soldiers

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The moment we forget Gilad, Eldad, and Udi, they're lost.

Miracle in Lebanon

Miracle in Lebanon

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When God performs miracles for us, what should we do in return?

My Lebanon War Story

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One soldier's battle for life.

Our War

Our War

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With so many of our synagogue's sons and daughters in the thick of the fight, this war is our war.

Angels of Death Knocking at my Door

Angels of Death Knocking at my Door

by Eitan Baron

A father should not say Kaddish for his son; a brother and sister should not have to bid a last goodbye to their 19-year-old brother.

Michael Levin: An Israeli Hero for Our time

Michael Levin: An Israeli Hero for Our time

by Yocheved Miriam Russo

Friends of Michael Levin, 22, mourn his death and remember his inspiring life..

The Jeep

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After terrorists murder a family member.

From Lebanon, with Love

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As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. But all that changed this past summer.

Each Name A Promise

Each Name A Promise

by Martha E. Lichtenstein

Thoughts from a bereaved Israeli mother.

Lessons from a teenage Terror Victim

Lessons from a teenage Terror Victim

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My long road from angry to hopeful.

For Benji

For Benji

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Benji Hillman gave his life defending the People of Israel, leaving behind his wife he married only three weeks earlier.

Through the Eyes of a Soldier

Through the Eyes of a Soldier

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As an Israeli soldier disturbing the daily routines of Arabs, I began to question the validity of what I was doing. It didn't take long for me to find the answers.

The Swifts and The 13 Holy Soldiers

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An Army with a Heart

An Army with a Heart

by Nahum Finkelstein

The IDF's duty is not only to defend the country, but to strengthen the weaker elements of Israeli society as well.

Missing in Action

Missing in Action

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Memorial Day is especially painful for the families of soldiers whose fate remains unknown.

A Place to Sigh: Israel Memorial Day

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His Name Was Nachshon Wachsman

His Name Was Nachshon Wachsman

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A mother, who mobilized the world to save her son -- an Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas terrorists -- tells the story of one fateful week in the history of Israel.

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