Category Archives: Israel

Sabbaba…Bomb detection, bomb shelters, a few bomb weekends in Israel

I arrived in Israel during Hannukah and two days before Christmas; instead of running to the first store for a sufganiot (special Hannukah donut) I had some really fun dental work done – Happy Hannukah to me! Not the best … Continue reading

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Tank conspiracy near the Golan Heights

I tried to steal a tank, ok that’s not completely true. I colluded to steal a tank but apparently they don’t leave the tanks just sitting around; finding a tank was harder than you might think (all things considered). My … Continue reading

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Lube jobs, helmets and a uniform…my life on an army base in Israel

I switched bases for my last two weeks of volunteering, I was in the Northern part of Israel near Tiberias. This base is a non-combat base like the medical base near Tel Aviv but there are more soldiers who actually … Continue reading

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Gone Commando, In Israel

I’ve spent the last two weeks volunteering on an IDF (Israel Defense Force) military base. Yes, you heard correctly The Israeli Army! Let me tell you, all those days in the gym pumping iron and running laps has really paid … Continue reading

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah from the Holy Land

Today I start a three week volunteer program in Israel for the Israel Defense Force. “You work on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) base performing non-combat civilian support duties such as packing medical supplies; repairing machinery and equipment; building … Continue reading

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