The tragedies occurring daily in Haiti since the natural disaster are legion. The well documented humanitarian action of my army, the force I formally committed myself to this past week, reminds me--and hopefully the wider world--that when others are in pain, as long as they do not seek to destroy us, we will do whatever we can to bring aid.
In Jewish folklore, 'Kefitzat Haderech,' the shortening of the way, is the ability to travel with unnatural speed, to be in one place and then suddenly appear in another.
Kefitzat Haderech is now the notes of a former grad student, no longer traveling across Asia as he prepares for life as an Israeli combat soldier. Insights on Garin Tzabar, Gibushim and the Israeli Army.