web analytics
December 6, 2016 / 6 Kislev, 5777
News & Views
Sponsored Post
The Migdal Ohr Mishpachton MISHPACHTONIM – Israel’s Children are Your Children.

Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.



Best Friends


Printer-Ready Page Layout
Best Friends

Photo Credit: IDF



As the sun sets on an IDF soldier in the Oketz canine special forces unit and his loyal companion, Herman.

Oketz was founded in 1939 as part of Haganah. Each dog is trained in a particular specialty. Attack dogs are trained to operate in both urban and rural areas. Other dogs are trained to track and pursue individuals and to detect breaches in the Israeli border, as well as find people in collapsed buildings. Other dogs are trained to search for guns and ammunition, and sniff out hidden explosives.

Though not affiliated with the IDF Paratroopers Brigade, Oketz operators wear the same distinctive red berets.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.





Imported and Older Comments:


Current Top Story
Benny Begin
MK Begin Suspended for Voting Against Amona Regulation Act

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/best-friends/2012/05/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: