U.S. Immigrants in Israeli Army Find Passover Homes Away from Home

(USA Today) Michele Chabin - When Passover begins on Monday at sundown, Roxanne Fogelman, 22, an Israeli combat medic from Oregon who moved to Israel in 2009, will join 600 other "lone soldiers" for a communal holiday meal. Israel is home to an estimated 5,000 lone soldiers - men and women who come to serve from other countries, or who are newly arrived immigrants to Israel, or whose families live elsewhere, or those with no family at all. The Jerusalem-based Lone Soldier Center was formed in 2006 after Philadelphia native Michael Levin was killed in action at age 21 in a battle with Hizbullah along Israel's northern border.

2011-04-18 00:00:00

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