Israel: First Day in the Army

“My daughter was drafted yesterday into the army. I thought there would be more fanfare – ceremonies, large crowds, music, speeches. There were just a few families there with their about-to-be-soldier daughters at the place where we were at in Jerusalem.
“We (her father, boyfriend, sister and I) looked at the small crowd and joked that this is perhaps the “special needs unit” – low profiles, too overweight, too underweight, dysfunctional, dropouts, etc. She missed the “normal” profile by being underweight one kilo,” writes Jerusalem Gypsy from Israel.

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