To the New Guy

Things every soldier will become familiar with in the Israeli Army: There are things every Israeli soldier will hear, no matter where you serve. These, are they, and if you readers have anything to add feel free to leave a comment. 1. “I have no strength (for this)”. 2. “Until when?” 3. “How much more?” […]

Sof Hakshara: The End of Training

The ceremony in which a soldier receives his Brigade’s Beret has come and passed for me. It is known as the Tekes Kumta, the Beret Ceremony. To deserve the Beret on your shoulder, you must go through the arduous training from beginning to end. What is a Kumta? A Beret. Each infantry brigade has a […]