In response to a crisis of faith that many young adult believers experience during their mandatory army service, Messianic leaders and former soldiers established a program for young believers about to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.
Hananya writes, "Benjamin is a friend of mine who is serving in the IDF Armored Corps for over a year. I decided to ask him a few questions about his faith and struggles as a believer in Yeshua in the Israeli army."
In our technological age, it's hard to ignore the fact that advocacy for all sorts of causes has become most effective through social media networks. Messianic Israeli soldier, Hananya Naftali, uses this platform for a worthy cause - the image of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the State of Israel.
Making Aliyah as a young person, without family and friends, is a brave and gutsy thing to do. Many young people who make Aliyah join the army. This constitutes a rite of passage. Here is one courageous young woman's journey.
Throughout Operation Protective Edge, Avigail was serving in the northern section of the Gaza Strip, very close to the border fence. She remembers those days as very meaningful in her life, mostly because of two incidents.
Ron Cantor's special podcast on Memorial Day in Israel
Today, May 11, 2016, is Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) in Israel, and the nation remembers the 23,447 who have been killed in battle or terrorist attacks.
As Memorial Day in Israel is about to begin, Yonatan reflects on the life of Shai Kushnir, a Messianic IDF soldier killed in 2014, and the meaning of his sacrifice and all of Israel's fallen soldiers.
K.J. writes about the ceremony which marks the end of her sons commander's course in a Special Forces Unit: "These boys are those among the very committed. No one has to join a Special Forces unit. It takes dedication, perseverance and a desire to have one's service count."
Hananya writes, "I recently attended a conference for Messianic soldiers. I heard Jonathan share his testimony and was amazed to hear how God healed him. I hope that this testimony will encourage you and strengthen your faith in God."