20 lone soldiers from America land in Israel to become ‘present-day Maccabees’

Seventy-two new immigrants from North America, including 20 soon-to-be IDF lone soldiers, landed Wednesday on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliya flight. The lone soldiers will be drafted into the IDF as part of the Tzofim-Garin Tzabar program and will serve as part of the Nefesh B’Nefesh lone soldiers program.

“When I chose to leave my privileged life in Brooklyn and to help my country, it seemed like it was perfect timing during Hanukka,” said 20-year-old Joy Cohen. “Someone tries and takes away our self-determination, so what do we do? We fight! We’re fighters…

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/20-lone-soldiers-from-America-land-in-Israel-to-become-present-day-Maccabees-476825

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