Israel is under several threats of war. This has not been unusual since the establishment of the state in 1948. Miraculously, against enormous odds, Israel has always won through and stands stronger than ever today.
Words are not enough to express gratitude to Israel's soldiers for their superb defense of the country - at any time the call can come to rally and move into action, and every Israeli knows how rapidly Am Yisrael unifies to help and support the men and women on the frontlines in every way possible.
Michael Levin, a young man from Philadelphia, moved to Israel to serve as a volunteer in the IDF. He was killed in southern Lebanon. A center for soldiers without families was established three years ago, dedicated to his memory.