Tag Archives: Patriotism

Soldiers, Jerusalem, Israel 2010

Paratroopers stand together before the swearing in ceremony at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. Israel’s national security challenges necessitate compulsory military service for all citizens at the age of 18.

A War Hero and a Legend, Givat Hatachmoshet, Jerusalem, Israel 1997

Shimon “Katcha” Cahaner, An Israeli paratrooper and a war hero, stands in front of a bunker on Jerusalem’s “Ammunition Hill” (“Givat Hatachmoshet”), which has been left as a memorial to the Six-Day War battle for the takeover of the Old City.

General Uzi Narkis, Zion Gate, Jerusalem, Israel 1997

General Uzi Narkis was one of the liberators of the Old City and Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in June 1967. In this photograph, he stands in front of the bullet-marked Zion Gate, in Jerusalem.

Basic Training, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1996

These men and women are cadets in the U.S. Air Force. Every day, they get up at the crack of dawn and go through the challenges and rigors of basic training. But these cadets are also Jews. So once a week, on Friday night, they get together for a couple of hours at the synagogue on their …