Showing posts from May, 2016

After My Israel Trip

Today in Israel we observe 'Yom Hazikaron'- 'Israeli Memorial Day', the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of Israel and the victims of terror. We couldn't think of a better day to share this beautiful letter of appreciation, inspired by Michael Levin's life.  Michael was an American soldier in the Paratroopers Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces who was killed in action in the Second Lebanon War, during the first round of fighting in the Lebanese town of Ayta ash-Shab. He was 22 years old. He was a Lone soldier, after having made Aliyah from Philadelphia in 2002.  Thank you to  Mara Tannenholz, a Taglit  Birthright Israel: MAYANOT participant,   f or sharing this letter with us : "I'm sure you get emails like this all the time, but I just wanted to thank Mayanot for the actual life changing experience that I had on my Mayanot 190 bus (summer 2014). The trip was so incredible that I had extended to stay for two more months. Those t