Friday, October 19, 2007

If I had the writing talent of my good friend, David von Treppenwitz, I'd turn this post into a family saga involving Shoah, life in America, aliyah, and the first child on both his parents' sides born in Eretz Yisrael. I'd go on to tell you about the history of Regiment 890 of the Paratrooper's Brigade, among the most fabled regiments in IDF history.

But, lacking both the talent and the patience, the best I can do is to just blurt out that this week the Paratrooper's Brigade inductees of March 2007 finished their training and were given their red berets in a big ceremony on Ammunition Hill. And when they called up the chayal mitztayen of the latest class of Regiment 890, damned if it wasn't that little kid whose father dropped him off at first grade with such trepidation like, what, two or three years ago. His greener parents were overwhelmed.

Hashem yishmereyhu veyatzileyhu.

10 Comments:

Blogger Shlomo Argamon said...

Oh my!

Couldn't have happened to the son of nicer (or less militaristic) parents!

Mazal Tov, giyus qal, Hashem yishmerehu!

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, wasnt this the kid who was almost too scrawny to make it in?

7:43 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

This one is the older unscrawny one. The scrawny one's time will come in due course.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous zalman said...

you became so frum, you couldn't tell me this in shul? :-)
Kvell, enjoy, repeat.

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!

May Hashem watch over him.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Rafi G said...

may you have nachas from him and he should be safe!

11:50 AM  
Blogger treppenwitz said...

Glückwünsche.

~Von Treppenwitz~

1:43 PM  
Anonymous louis3105 said...

May y(our) children inherit the gates of their enemies. Mazel tov.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Moshe S. said...

Congratulations. May you continue to have much nachas from all of your children.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous harrykann said...

Mazel tov!

Hashem yishmirayhu --- he and his colleagues are always in our tefillot.

5:54 PM  

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