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.
There is something inside many Jewish teens in America that calls them to the land of Israel.
Each night during my father's absence I would wait until my brother was asleep and the lights were out, and then I'd start crying - crying and praying. I was afraid that my father wouldn't come back, so I'd pray for his safe return.