Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy New Year From the Soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces


As the State of Israel began the holiday of Rosh Hashanah on Sunday eve, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was ready to give thousands of soldiers a festive feast on their bases.

According to IDF figures, those staying on duty over the holiday were to be fed a total of six tons of fish, 18 tons of turkey, 16 tons of chicken, and 7.5 tons of beef, all washed down with 9,500 bottles of soft drinks. In keeping with the holiday custom, 25 tons of apples were to be dipped into two tons of honey to symbolize a sweet new year.

Toasts made with 7,000 bottles of grape juice were to be raised by soldiers on bases across the country. Also to be devoured: three tons of dried fruit, five and half tons of pomegranates and six tons of dates, rounded off with six tons of honey cake.


In this video, young Jewish soldiers from Israel and those who made aliyah from the USA, Canada, Holland, Guatemala, Brazil, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, express their wishes for a Happy New Year.

Shana Tova from Jerusalem!

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