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On the Anniversary of Entebbe, Malkah is Home on the Range


Malkah shooting at Caliber 3

Malkah shooting at Caliber 3
Photo Credit: Yishaei Fleisher

As for me, I saved a bullet casing that fell on the floor and the earplugs we were issued to wear on that day.  I’m putting them aside for my kids.  We all want to leave our children our treasures when we die (don’t worry, I don’t plan on dying for at least another 88 years).  We pass on our diamonds, our stocks, our properties, our books and photographs.  But I’m going to leave these little trinkets for them to cherish – because they are just as valuable and prized an inheritance, and something I think will mean more to them than the cash (God willing, lots and lots of cash).

See, with anyone else, anywhere else, it would’ve been just another day at the range.  But for me, on the 27th of Sivan, with Shai Ish-Shalom, in Judea, with our Tavor, at Caliber 3, it was the passing of a torch.  I joined a long line of Jewish history and heroism, and became part of the deep and primal beauty and bravery of the Real Israel.  Be the next.

 

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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29 Responses to “On the Anniversary of Entebbe, Malkah is Home on the Range”

  1. Thanks to Stephen, David, Yori, Rafi, Yishai, Sharon, and Shai!

  2. Malka you are nothing like Bar Refaeli, you don't look like a draft dodger!

  3. Yori Yanover says:

    Next time we go to a plowshare range.

  4. Chaiya Eitan says:

    What a cool lady….

  5. Wonderful writing, Malkah!

  6. I wrote earlier but it was taken from me, so I'll simply say I think it's great that she learns how to shoot a gun; and like the others I too believe it's very well written.
    All should be well with a good week and good Shabbat.
    Shalom, Shalom, Yosef of Oklahoma and Texas.

  7. the righteous and braves deserved noteworthy praise! may their tribe increase!

  8. Jarrod Muhary says:

    So true. I was told it was a Mitzvah to teach our kids to swim as it may save their life one day. The same can be said of the martial sciences… Training in my family is mandatory

  9. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Dude???? I'm a woman probably old enough to be your ima.

  10. Rc Fowler says:

    Not a well written article–Malkah Fleisher a thief!

  11. sorry ma'am, for me 'dude' is a gender-free badge of awesomeness. Thanks for reading!

  12. Casey Punchy says:

    great article malkah,

  13. Yori Yanover says:

    You're not a very happy person, are you?

  14. Stephen Leavitt says:

    Yori Yanover What's wrong with this guy?

  15. Uziyahu Ben-Adi says:

    Dood in Hebrew means "friend", doesn't it?

  16. Chaiya Eitan says:

    I haven't lived in the States for 25 years…not up on the slang any more.

  17. bravo Malkah. the girl in the picture is my grand daughter who was born in Jerusalem. may you be a great example to her.

  18. anti zionism is just the P.C. version of plain old anti semitism. sod off r.c. fowler

  19. Ish-Shalom said: ”We know that [battle] can bring us to die. And we’re willing to die… we know that’s what it takes, and we’re willing to take it.”.

    This is not only the attitude of someone who is living for something much higher than himself, but also the only way to be Truly liberated from the impeding worldly darkness.

    If more of us felt this way, we would be unstoppable. Thank you for this article, Malkah Fleisher.

    We Want Moshiach Now! We Don't Want To Wait!

  20. a thief? you mean thief of hearts, right?

  21. Rc Fowler says:

    Yori Yanover Just being honest Mr. Yanover!

  22. Rc Fowler says:

    You're SO welcome Mrs. Fleisher–anytime!

  23. Rc Fowler says:

    John P Center How do you go from "not a well written article and Mrs. Fleisher being a thief" by her own admission–to anti Semitism?

    Logically one cannot–but you Mr. Center are an ignorant fool–as disapproving of an author's writing style and of their thieving does in no way equal anti Semitism!

  24. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Mr. Fowler, what did she steal?????

  25. yeah? what did I steal? The bullet casing? I don't think anyone needed that. The earplugs – I mean, I'm not sure it's so hygenic to hand those back in…

  26. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Clever retort, Malkah!

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