In the small nation of Israel, every loss of a young soldier is a deeply painful loss mourned by the entire nation. This week, a lone soldier from New Jersey lost his life in a grenade explosion while patrolling Israel's northern border with Syria. 20-year-old IDF Sergeant Shlomo Rindenow, obm, left the US two years to defend the Land of Israel. His brother eulogized him saying that Shlomo had a few goals: "to come to Israel, to learn Hebrew within a few months, and to get into the unit in the army he wanted. And he did it." May his memory be a blessing and may his family be comforted.
Sir, from one old veteran to the Israeli vets, God bless you and happy birthday Israel. And also what Winston Churchhill once said, "Never, never, never, never give up!" Phil Ryder
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