American Jews fighting for Israel – a different perspective

I have made a number of posts about the history of diaspora Jews serving in the armies of their countries.  In my posts about diaspora Jews who fought for Israel in 1948, I have focused on how these volunteers’ contribution to Israel’s victory in its war of independence were long neglected in Israel.  I haven’t paid enough attention, however, to the mixed reception that these brave individuals received from their home communities.  A piece in Tablet from over a year ago illustrates this problem with great sensitivity:


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