Healing the wounded soldiers of the IDF with One Heart

by Leah Rosenberg

There have been tens of thousands of wounded soldiers over the last few decades in the State of Israel. In the War of Independence, 6,000 Jews were killed. But many more were wounded.

In the Sinai Campaign in 1956 and the Six Day War in 1967, nearly a thousand soldiers were killed. But many more were wounded. In the Yom Kippur War, more than 2,000 soldiers were killed. But many more were wounded. This pattern has continued into the recent decades throughout more campaigns. It is so easy to forget about the lifelong struggles of the young men and women who fight for the security of the State of Israel.


It is often a process of years or more for soldiers to recover from their wounds. Multiple surgical procedures are often followed by seemingly endless therapy sessions. In addition, many young people end up switching their career directions in order to adapt to their new reality.

But most people who are wounded are anonymous brave souls. They spend so much time dealing with their disabilities or wounds. Often, they don’t want to be in the public eye. But they are truly brave souls.

Partnership with the World

It is very fitting that groups from all over the world will want to join up and partner with soldiers who are wounded. The IDF represents selflessness at it’s peak to the entire State of Israel and the world. The IDF does not merely protect the State of Israel. It also serves all Jews in danger anywhere around the world, and any people hit by tragedies.

Opening ones’s heart to the IDF opens one’s heart to the entire world.

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