Women from US, Australia, UK, Canada, South Africa, head to Israel to meet with their children serving in the IDF as 'lone soldiers'. -->
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The days of our journey did not seem to have enough hours, as we were getting to know each other and Israel. Since our return to Cleveland, we have gathered for meals, mimosas, learning and latka making, with more gatherings scheduled.
“We felt that the MoMENtum trip was an opportunity for someone to take the time away from their families to connect with themselves and their Jewish souls,” Wachsman said. “For us, it wasn’t a trip to Israel [for the men] to connect [with their faith] in a vacuum, but it would be a springboard for sparking the Jewish neshama, the soul, to want to explore Judaism more.”
For Dalia Khakshoor, pride in her soldier daughter and the figure she cuts in a crisp, desert sand-colored military uniform, collides uneasily with helplessness, and even fear.
A group of mothers from the organization “Momentum” shared a special moment with their sons and daughters who are currently serving voluntarily in the Israeli army.