Originally posted on Jewish Media Agency (JMA):
‘Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of, that do the things that no one else can imagine,’
Part One (of three)
At twenty-four Jeremiah Belsky was at least four years older than the other soldiers, wanting to get into a top military unit of the IDF. He was neither Israeli nor spoke much Hebrew, and was up against guys that had long family histories in the Special Forces and who had been training both mentally and physically since they were old enough to understand that they would have to join the army. Yet he was determined to become a part of the Golani Brigade. “I was going to have to prove I was worthy,” he said.
Before Belsky enlisted he had to have a medical exam at an Israeli army base and be interviewed by the base commander. The commander told him he wouldn’t make it into…
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