The power of dreams

A religious lone soldier’s journey to the IDF.

By RIVKAH GINAT
December 26, 2013 12:24
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Yael Krinkin.. (photo credit: Courtesy IDF)

 
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‘Serving in the IDF has been my dream since I was eight years old,” says Yael Krinkin. “And my resolve to serve has never faltered.”

For many of the thousands of lone soldiers who elect to serve in the IDF each year, the desire to join the army stems – as in Krinkin’s case – from ideological convictions and a commitment to protecting the State of Israel. But enlisting is not always easy, and Krinkin’s path to service was anything but simple.

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