The Approaching End of Mikhve Alon

I’m one week away from completing my hebrew course at Mikhve Alon. It’s been difficult, exciting, boring, meaningful, interesting, exhausting, hilarious, and much more. In two and half months my hebrew has improved leaps and bounds, I’ve gone from a civilian to an Israeli soldier, I’ve learned to be on time to everything, how to manage on 6 and 1/2 hours of sleep, and made tons of friends. This last week was huge for me. We all took the exit

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2 Months in, Tzanchanim, and Hebrew

Mikhve Alon is coming to a close. Another 2 and 1/2 weeks and I’ll be done with Mikhve and headed to the regular army. I had a conversation with Ema before about the passage of time in the army. I’ve been in for two months and it’s very hard to describe how I feel looking back. Retrospectively, it hasn’t been that difficult or that long, but I have so many memories of just feeling completely done. I think the best

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Guns, Time, and Army Food

I just finished my third week in the army. I’m actually off on leave right now with what’s called a gimalim–which is sick leave from the army; I thought I’d make use of the freedom and update my blog. The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. A phrase I heard a few days ago really rings true and accurately describes the army: the days take forever but the weeks fly bye. Our days each last

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The Bakkuum and Mikhve Alon

I’m a soldier. It’s a whole new world. New rules, food, locations, clothes. After arriving early morning to the enlistment location in Tel Aviv, myself and several hundred other men and women waited in the cold morning air while groups were called and put on a bus. Family members were crying and taking photos and a nervously excited atmosphere hung over everyone that morning. Considering most people there were chayalim bodedim and have no immediate family, I can’t imagine what

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