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Local man makes aliyah to serve in IDF

Local man makes aliyah to serve in IDF

Jacob Laznik, 19, of Boca Raton, was one of 232 olim (new immigrants) from the U.S. and Canada making aliyah to Israel on an El Al plane chartered by Nefesh B'Nefesh from New York City's JFK International Airport on Monday, Aug. 17. The passengers on this special charter flight included 29 families with their 75 children, as well as nine couples and 86 singles. Among the singles were 59 Lone Soldiers including Laznik — young people who left behind their homes, families and friends to volunteer for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the coming months. Laznik said: "I'm joining the Israeli Defense Forces first and foremost for myself. People say it's the...

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