Noa Gill is one of the shinshinim in Ottawa this year. Shinshinim are Israeli high school graduates who spend a year volunteering in Diaspora Jewish communities before returning home for their military service. Noa wrote this letter to her homeland, the Jewish homeland, last month on the occasion of Israel’s 70th Yom Ha’Atzmaut.
Dear State of Israel,
Like every birthday of a friend or a relative, and for your 70th birthday, I have decided that you deserve a real birthday greeting. [Read more…]