(photo credit: Rinat Gilboa)
While 19-year-old Meira (not her real name) may appear small for her age, after
just one conversation it is clear that she is more intelligent and sophisticated
than most young women her age.Graduating toward the top of her class at
Jerusalem’s prestigious Horev Religious High School for Girls, Meira opted to do
a year of National Service after commencement in lieu of enlisting in the army.
Since more than 95 percent of Horev’s student body typically chooses National
Service over IDF service for religious reasons, Meira’s decision was in line
with that of her peers.
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