Tal’s Reflections

Tal Greenberg

Congregation Beth El and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Tal, 22, was born in and is coming to us from Be’er Sheva, although she didn’t always live there. As a child, Tal moved to the States for a few years with her family and experienced American Jewish life first-hand. When she moved back home, she graduated high school and served in the IDF as a Lieutenant within the Education Corps. She even served an extra year in the Army in Haifa, working with the city council members and head, and working as the Deputy Commander of the officer course in the Education Corps. Throughout her life, Tal has utilized her bi-lingual skills by offering private lessons in English, as well as working at English-speaking summer camps as a coordinator and counselor.

Reflections

Between Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut

Between Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut by Tal Greenberg Forty-eight hours of jostling between sadness and pride, between difficulty and joy, between sad songs and happy fireworks. Yom Hazikaron, or Memorial Day in Israel, is such a special day that even those who do not know any of the IDF’s fallen soldiers experience it with