This is the special ceremony where newly recruited IDF soldiers, who are in the middle of basic training, swear allegiance to serve. During the ceremony they receive a special IDF Bible. What better way to show dedication for serving the Jewish people’s right to their homeland than with the Bible, the ancient document that establishes the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.
My son was in this ceremony. We are so proud of him. Unfortunately, because of the coronavirus, parents, family and friends, who usually attend this ceremony, were not able to attend in person, yet only able to watch it online. We will take what we can get in these crazy corona times.
A month in a half in the army, under quarantine and corona conditions!
Unfortunately, because of corona, we can’t be present at this special ceremony, but we are watching live! Welcome to corona times!
All I can say, is that this is a very emotional moment.
So blessed and thankful that I have a son who is growing up as a proud Jew living the dream of the Jewish people, in our ancestral homeland, as a proud Jewish soldier in the IDF, with the ability to finally be able to stand up and defend our Jewish & homeland, after 2,000 years of persecution and exile. We still have many challenges, from our enemies, from within our own people, our own leadership etc. BUT that is part of the challenge of life. NOT to let the challenges and disappointments have us overlook all the multitudes of blessings we have. We are living in the most blessed generation for the Jewish people , EVER! We must never lose sight of the big picture.
Proud of all of our IDF soldiers. And we will overcome all the challenges that come our way.