Wake up, Diaspora Jewry! Your fate is bound to Israel's


November 3, 2023

(JNS) — A few days ago, I was finally able to speak to my friend Akiva. Like so many other reservists, he was called into active duty on Simchat Torah when the war broke out. “I need the things in my car,” he told me. Prior to our conversation, his battalion was transferred from Netanya to outside of Beersheva. Due to the rush, he was unable to collect his belongings before they left. “I’ll get it for you,” I replied, unsure how it would become a reality.

In addition to the contents of his car, Akiva sent me a list of things his platoon needed. Both his family and mine worked f...

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