New Year, New Love: Two Lone Soldiers Find Love on their Path to Enlistment

A lovely little story from the IDFBlog to begin the New Year.

Corporal Rebecca Neufeld from Melbourne, Australia, and Second Lieutenant Adam Labaton from Manchester, U.K., traveled a long way to get to Israel. They met in 2010 while staying at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in northern Israel. Cpl. Neufeld had arrived on a gap year between high school and university, traveling around Israel for the year and getting involved in various volunteering projects. “My last stop of the year was two months working at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu,” Cpl. Neufeld said. There she met 2nd Lt. Labaton, who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) and was living on the Kibbutz while completing an ulpan [immersive Hebrew language course] ahead of his voluntary enlistment into the IDF. “We had an instant connection,” she said. “I kind of just knew this was the person I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.” Read the rest at New Year, New Love: Two Lone Soldiers Find Love on their Path to Enlistment.

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