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Veteran's Day

My son is preparing to go into the Israeli army.

Published: November 7, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 65

(65) Anonymous, November 12, 2012 3:08 PM

The first statement of this video is offensive.

How can you say that you normally "wouldn't give it [Veteran's Day] much thought" ?! I think that this statement makes you, as a representative of Judaism , look as though we need not care about the country in which we choose to live nor about the soldiers who risked their lives to help protect others! I think this video needs to be redone to truly reflect how Judaism regards veterans, heroes and heroines who deserve our total respect and gratitude.

(64) Aliza, December 12, 2010 3:11 PM

sons serving as infantry soldiers in Israel

I agree with the comment by Sharon, you raised him well. I have three sons who all served as infantry soldier in Israel. I am proud of them I am also proud that one of them became Haredi, after serving in the army, in a country where most of the Haredi boys do not serve in the army. where 3 of my daughters did national service working in difficult wards in hospitals that are all understaffed and I am proud of them too. It is scary to have our children serve both in the army and in national service (and sometimes just riding on buses in our cities here in Israel),. we can be proud of them that this is what they want to do and what they choose to do. May HaSh-m look after them all and bring them all home safe and whole.

(63) Anonymous, November 19, 2010 9:54 PM

Your son

May G-D protect and keep your son and all the Israeli soldiers and keep them safe just like they are fighting to keep us safe.

(62) Anonymous, November 16, 2010 11:57 PM

it is beyond admirable of ur son to join the Israeli army and help protect our land. please let him know that we support him and thank him for his current and future efforts, along with the efforts of all the soldiers of Israel. May Hashem watch over and guide him and all the soldiers until the coming of Moshiach.

(61) US Military Veteran, November 14, 2010 8:00 PM

We Pray for All Our Sons and Daughters Defending Freedom Everywhere

It is never easy to watch our children go into danger but it is a task that must be done. Without them, we would have no expectation of Peace. We pray for Peace everywhere and the safe return of all our children. My son is a four year veteran of the US Army, back from Iraq and just re-enlisted. My prayers and thanks extend to all defenders of freedom and their families everywhere.

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