A war of words rages daily beyond Israel's borders, and sometimes within them, as the debate continues - to defend or destroy? Young people in mainsteam Jewish organizations in the diaspora are very used to taking up rhetorical arms in defense of the Holy Land - in high schools, youth organizations, on College campuses, even on Facebook. There is a loud international voice against Israel's existence but also a very strong impetus to defend the Jewish state.
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.
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.