Basic training Life in Nahal’s Gidud 50

Yesterday was the first day of my pasach break and it couldn’t have come sooner. I’ve finished three weeks of basic training and last week marked the first (of many) time that I was on base for shabbat, known as closing 14. Closing 21 is spending 2 shabbatot on base, and the dreaded 28 is 3 consecutive shabbatot. Three weeks ago I was placed in my unit, part of Nahal’s Gidud (battalion) 50. 50 is a famed paratrooper battalion, known for

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