Can you see Masada yet?

To an IDF unit, their kumta, or beret, is the ultimate goal for most combat soldiers. It is an achievement unlike any other, the mark of the completion of training. Each unit dons their own color, red for the paratroopers, turquoise for artillery, black for tanks, lime green for Nahal, and so on. To earn the lime green, my unit had to hike 65km, beginning in our base in the middle of the Negev desert, and hiking to Masada, the

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