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Glorious Past, Uncertain Future:  Youth Movements in Israel

Whereas the diaspora movements were built on hopes and dreams, the members who actually moved to Eretz Israel set about actively trying to bring those hopes to fruition. [Full article...]
By: Carl Schrag
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Faces of Aliyah:  A South African Joins the Israel Defence Forces

The first in a series of articles on olim features Ariel Baum, a South African immigrant, who continues the family tradition of serving in the IDF while learning about various aspects of life in his new home. [Full article...]
By: Ari Miller
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Youth and Hagshama Movements / Organizations


Army Vocabulary:  So You Think You Can Speak Hebrew?

You've been in the country a couple of years, and you feel like you've survived some of the hardest bureaucratic endurance tests that humankind could possibly invent. The local Misrad Ha'Pnim is no longer the frightening, alienating, cold and merciless place it once was. You know better than to sit in the wrong queue for hours on end (without a number), and you quietly chuckle to yourself as you see the latest victim, fresh off the plane, looking for the correct counter to receive his identity card. Pah, you say to yourself, my identity card is so old that the plastic is already peeling off the corners. [Full article...]
By: Nik John
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Army program for olim chadashim:  Atuda -- FAQ Sheet

Atuda is an army program for new olim who wish to complete their university studies prior to doing their army service. [Full article...]
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Aliyah Preparation:  Machal Hesder

Q: What is Machal Hesder? Machal Hesder is an Army program intended for religious students who wish to serve in a special framework. The length of the program is 21 months, serving in regular hesder units. [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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Aliyah Preparation:  Army Equipment - What to Bring When You Go In

The following is a list which we have accumulated from many sources. This list is intended for those of you who are about to go into basic training. If you have finished and are now only doing reserves, then just bring a kilo of good books and your pillow. We are always open to other ideas and opinions, so if you have something to add, don't hesitate to tell us. [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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Aliyah Preparation:  Army Service: How Much Time You're In For

How long an oleh is going to do military service depends on the following factors: Age on arrival (according to army regulations) Family status Physical profile [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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Aliyah Preparation:  Chayal Boded (Lone Soldier)

What is a Chayal Boded (Lone Soldier)? and Can he go to a kibbutz? are among the questions you'll find answers to in this article. [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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Aliyah Preparation:  Everything You Need to Know About Becoming An Israeli Solider

This short guide will attempt to take you through the steps of joining the army and being recognized as a "chayal boded" if you are have no immediate family in Israel. This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide. The information presented here is based on personal experience. Your individual case may differ. [Full article...]
By: Kobi Epstein Benedek
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Aliyah Preparation:  Shlav Bet - FAQ - Joshua, the Maccabees, Rambo, and Eli

There I was finally donning the green uniform of Zahal. The culmination of these long years of fantasizing about myself as part of the new Jewish fighting force. I was proud. This moving force lasted approximately 10 minutes until some 20 year old twit with three stripes on his arm yells at me "Ya Maniac tafsik lishon" - "You xxx stop sleeping" . Then a new feeling crept over me - dread! During my stay in what was called basic training I had lots of time to ask myself one question - Why?!! [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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Aliyah Preparation:  Voluntary Service in Mishmar HaEzrachi (Civil Guard)

Based on the current IDF guidelines, if you made aliyah, and your age of arrival was over 30, you will most likely not be drafted (see our document on length of army service, and check with your local draft board for your personal army status). Otherwise, your profile and/or family situation may also keep you from getting drafted. [Full article...]
By: Jeffrey Woolf
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