On January 8, 2017, another disaster struck our country when a truck driver in Jerusalem sped toward a group of cadets from the IDF officers school killing four. A number of believing soldiers served alongside the victims in various units.
With so many opinions on Azaria's manslaughter conviction appearing on social media networks, many parallels have been drawn between this incident and stories in the scriptures. We collected a few comments from our Messianic soldiers in regular and reserve duty.
"Many of today’s young adults are lacking one very important aspect in their upbringing: A mentor... On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, CBN Israel was given that opportunity. Our staff was invited by Lech Lecha, an organization for ex-soldiers, to offer financial and spiritual counsel."
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.