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Family matters: Wings to fly and reasons to stay

Last week she became the third enlistee to commit suicide this year among those who come from abroad, by themselves, to serve in the Israeli army.

President and Founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

IDF says fears of lone soldier 'suicide epidemic' are overblown

Military source denies reports of an upward trend in lone soldier suicides. Three lone soldiers have died since the beginning of 2019.

By SAM SOKOL/JTA
04/05/2019

From a life in Maryland to a life devoted to lone soldiers

They were affiliated with the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin, but became an official nonprofit organization, appropriately named Lone Soldiers’ Home in Beit Shemesh.

By LISA SAMIN
09/02/2019
158 volunteers from 18 different countries arrive in Israel to volunteer for the IDF

158 overseas volunteers to join IDF

Majority of the new recruits come from North America, followed by France.

Former lone soldier Mendel Gordon who is battling cancer, with his fiance, Ruchama

Former lone soldier battling cancer in New York

When Mendel Gordon was diagnosed, he was forced to postpone his wedding and leave Israel — and now his family is asking for help.

24/06/2018
 TEAM MEMBERS of The Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin speak with soldiers

Program launched to help lone soldiers stay in Israel

Currently, nearly half of lone soldiers leave the country, according to the Lone Soldier Center.

Lone soldiers and friends celebrate Independence Day at Gan Sacher in Jerusalem

Thousands of lone soldiers gather for Independence Day celebrations

Parents of fallen lone soldiers and prominent members of the Jerusalem municipality also took part in the Gan Sacher barbecue.

Caleb Dyer

An arduous and lonely cultural journey

After finishing high school, Dyer wanted to go to Israel.

miri regev jerusalem

Grapevine: Sing for the king

It's not certain whether Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, will attend the Morocciada Festival

Jerusalem housing facility

A new house for female lone soldiers

LSC development director Lizzie Noach adds, “We saw how successful homes were for the male soldiers and also wanted to give females what their own families would give them.”

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