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“As soon as my steel wool pad made visible progress removing the rust, I sensed a connection to Israel unlike any other. No other advocacy for the Jewish State I was ever engaged in gave me a feeling of contributing like seeing that rusty super-sized axle on the bench start to shine. In my mind’s eye at that moment I pictured an Israeli jeep coursing over rough terrain and thinking to myself, ‘it’s just possible, this axle when fully rehabbed will be on that jeep and help it run smoothly!’ The epiphany occurred shortly after beginning a Sar-El volunteer experience working at an IDF supply depot somewhere near Rishon LeZion. By week’s end my team rehabbed and prepped for redeployment hundreds of really big tools, vehicle manifolds, air filters, and axles. We made order out of chaos. It was an important time, and I knew ‘re-enlisting’ would continue as another measure of my support for Eretz Israel.” – David Greenfield (2012)
As it turned out, I did re-enlist. Not only that, one of my friends (Danny) became motivated by what I described and signed up this year for his first time experience as well. We both wound up serving on the same base, and I regularly photographed Danny in action. You can see my photo-essay at:
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