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Soldiers don’t get a holiday break

Posted on 3/24/2013 by in israeli soldiers Holidays

Being a part of the IDF means being alert around the clock, since Israel’s borders are constantly fought over. During the holidays, a time when the Jewish people take time to rest and celebrate, it is also important to stand guard.

Israel remembers the Yom Kippur War of 1973 well. Reservists were being pulled out of the synagogue and onto the front lines. Oftentimes it appears that the enemies of Israel are waiting for a vulnerable time to strike.

People all over Israel are busy getting ready for the holiday of Passover, but life in the Israel Defense Forces changes little. There must be soldiers standing guard, ready to defend their land against enemy forces. Morning after morning, and often on the weekends, it means being fully awake and fully aware.

It is especially hard during the holidays to be separated from their family, as most of them will not be granted a holiday break from the army.

Parents whose children have just been called up for military service understand what it really means. With anxious hearts and endless thoughts and prayers, they can only rest in the shelter of God’s protection.

How often have we at Israel Today seen the surprise in their eyes as they behold the care packages full of blessings that we bring them amidst the call of duty. Their letters show how much they are moved and how much strength it gives them, knowing that someone across the sea is thinking about them.

All the more, we want to express through our actions that the soldiers are not alone in their fight. We desire to express the sentiment that we are behind them, sending our prayers and practical gifts for everyday life.

Help us continue to bring light and hope into the every day life of our soldiers!