09.05.2011 05.Ijar, 5771 Gedenktag; Tag 20 des Omer; Ta'anit BH"B
Trio of Spanish-speaking immigrants are among 120 soldiers to receive presidential citations of excellence.
Romi Kaplan still thinks she will wake up and everything will turn out to be a dream. But on Tuesday, when she stands together with 119 others to be recognized as the IDF’s top soldiers of the past year and receive a citation of excellence from President Shimon Peres, she’ll know it’s reality.
Kaplan, 21, made aliya from Argentina in 2009 and has served for the past year and a half as an instructor in the IDF’s Sarel Program, which brings Jews and non-Jews alike to Israel for three weeks of volunteer service at a military base. Since its inception in 1983, more than 125,000 volunteers have come to Israel….