Friday, April 02, 2010
Jewish Foreign Legion
Over 3,000 lone immigrant soldiers are currently serving in the IDF. About half of them came from the former Soviet Union and are planning to live here. But a growing number are from the West, young Jewish challenge-seekers, over 500 soldiers from the United States and hundreds more from other Jewish communities around the globe. This number may still seem relatively small but has been growing exponentially over the last few years. Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama's factotum, was here too. (From that awful fishwrap, HaAretz).