IDF

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) trains and protects Israel and helps all people. Come read about them and the beautiful and heroic deeds that make us love them.

January 31, 2019
israeli group in the salt flats of bolivia holding israel flag

The Wandering Israeli: From Soldier to Backpacker

Taking a 6-month post-army backpacking trip is a rite of passage for many Israelis in their early 20's. This and the military service are two major experiences that foster in them a sense of adventure like no other. No wonder Israel is the world's Start Up Nation!
December 30, 2018
a group of travelers sitting by the view of the dead sea on the mountains

Top 6 Israeli Hostels from South to North

A large part of having an epic travel experience is connecting with people—travelers and locals alike! Here are some popular hostels to choose for your upcoming Israel trip!
April 16, 2018

70 Fun Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:
April 12, 2018

“Everyone Has a Name” – Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

On Yom Hashoah we keep those who perished in the Holocaust alive by giving meaning and significance to their names. As a people, our Jewish community places great emphasis on the power of the name. In fact we love to make lists and lists of names. The Torah records lists of names, we compile our own lists of names every Yom Kippur on Yizkor, we list names of donors and benefactors. Why do we find names so significant and powerful? You might even think to yourself– why even read all of these names?
April 10, 2018

Fascinating Hebrew Words That Don’t Have A Direct Translation In English

The Hebrew language has many magnificent words that simply don’t hold the same greatness when translated to English. Here are my favorite expressions.
March 20, 2017
IDF military smart watch to measure soldiers' vitals in real time

IDF Smart Watches for Medics

This incredible IDF invention sends a live stream of the incident to the medics off the field, keeping them updated on their soldiers' situation
January 19, 2017
IDF soldier in full gear out in the field smiling

In Support of Our Soldiers

our appreciation for IDF's lone soldiers is boundless. Here are some organizations to assist them and ensure they are given the support they need
January 4, 2017

IDF, Technology and Education

A glimpse into the Israel Defense Forces' largest training base. Simulators and 3D videos are just a part of the technology used to train the IDF's soldiers