There goes the Lone Soldier.

There goes the Lone Soldier.

Today I saw my brother off to his shlav bet compulsory 6-month IDF service.

A bit anticlimactic as far as the mothers of 18-year-olds go. Actually, some were in various uniforms themselves. Maybe they’ve done it before. Maybe they’ve known this day would come for 18 years. There weren’t very many tears.

Mixed feelings as a potential soldier’s mother. Or sister.

Israeli boys, Israeli men. Israeli army, Israeli life.


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