09 Ma1 '11
I was in the studio audience last night for a special Sunday Yom HaZikaron episode of Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem - one of the largest English TV show broadcast out of Israel.
The show included an interview with the Mother and twin sister of fallen IDF Hero,’Lone Soldier’ Mikey Levine z’l who was killed in action in the Second Lebanon War in 2006 - one of three soldiers killed on August 1, 2006 in clashes with Hezbollah in the southern Lebanese village of Aita al-Shaab.
Born and raised in my hometown of Philadelphia, Michael grew up in a traditional, American Jewish household, was active in USY and attended Camp Ramah in the Poconos. In February of 2001, Michael came to Israel for two months and attended the Alexander Muss high school program. After graduating high school, Michael attended the NATIV USY year-long program in Israel. In his NATIV yearbook he wrote:
“You can’t fulfill your dreams unless you dare to risk it all”
At the young age of 16, Michael already decided that he wanted to move to Israel and join a front-line combat unit in the IDF. He followed his dream three years later, and immigrated to Israel.
(Read full "On Yom Hazikaron: Remembering Michael Levin")
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