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He became a lone soldier, then lost both his parents to COVID-19

He became a lone soldier, then lost both his parents to COVID-19

Thiago Benzecry left Brazil to become a lone soldier in Israel. He didn't know he would never see his parents alive again.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/05/2021 07:48
Israel's 'Lone Soldier' - The history behind the name

Israel's 'Lone Soldier' - The history behind the name

Unpacked explores the motivating factors that draw thousands from around the world to serve and protect their country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 14:01
Watch: Musical event honors victims of Har Nof attack

Watch: Musical event honors victims of Har Nof attack

Arutz Sheva will carry a musical event in memory of the victims of the 2014 Har Nof attack this evening.Shimon Cohen, 17/12/2020 19:00
A 'youthful' approach to Aliyah

A 'youthful' approach to Aliyah

How to solve, all at once, the difficulties of Aliyah: acculturation, making a living, learning the language, making friends, and more.Hillel Fendel, 01/07/2020 03:00
Ministers discussing new ways of assisting lone soldiers

Ministers discussing new ways of assisting lone soldiers

Minister of Immigration Absorption MK Pnina Tamano-Shata met MK Biton to discuss ways of assisting new immigrants serving in the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2020 18:30
A salute to Israel's courageous Lone Soldiers

A salute to Israel's courageous Lone Soldiers

COVID-19 achieved what no enemy could - remembering and celebrating virtually.Walter Bingham, 01/05/2020 18:44
Jewish Agency honors 'Jews of valor' - lone soldiers killed in war or terror

Jewish Agency honors 'Jews of valor' - lone soldiers killed in war or terror

In Memorial Day ceremony, the Jewish Agency pays tribute to lone soldiers who fell in battle or became victims of terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2020 13:29
1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover due to Covid-19

1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover due to Covid-19

Friends of the IDF implements programs to address needs of soldiers stuck on base indefinitely due to coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/04/2020 18:33
NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces host 7th annual 'Yom Siddurim' for lone soldiers today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2020 15:47
Watch: Superbowl party for the lone soldiers

Watch: Superbowl party for the lone soldiers

'These soldiers come here without their families, and we have the honor of feeding them.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2020 13:09
Hundreds of lone soldiers gather for draft party

Hundreds of lone soldiers gather for draft party

Nefesh B'Nefesh and FIDF organize special celebration marking induction of over 300 lone soldiers into the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2019 17:51
Netanyahu hosts IDF lone soldiers in his sukkah

Netanyahu hosts IDF lone soldiers in his sukkah

PM hosts three lone soldiers serving in the IDF at his sukkah in the Prime Minister's Residence, speaks with their parents via video link.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2019 16:58
Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Family of slain IDF soldier Benny Hanani, who fell in the Yom Kippur War, donate his tefillin to a lone soldier who immigrated to israel.Hezki Baruch, 20/08/2019 11:44
Mothers of IDF 'Lone Soldiers' meet with President Rivlin

Mothers of IDF 'Lone Soldiers' meet with President Rivlin

Women from US, Australia, UK, Canada, South Africa, head to Israel to meet with their children serving in the IDF as 'lone soldiers'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2019 15:48
Sponsor a Lone Soldier for Shabbat Meals and Get a Free Mezuzah

Sponsor a Lone Soldier for Shabbat Meals and Get a Free Mezuzah

A unique yeshiva in the Yishuv of Adam has been inspiring lone soldiers, strengthening their Judaism and encouraging Aliyah., 01/08/2019 12:44
Partner with us and help build an Aliyah Yeshiva in Samaria

Partner with us and help build an Aliyah Yeshiva in Samaria

The heart of Israel is Judea and Samaria. Without a strong presence there, Israel is weakened tremendously., 25/07/2019 16:24
They adopt lone soldiers and learn Zionism from them

They adopt lone soldiers and learn Zionism from them

Arutz Sheva speaks with Shalom Ashkenazi about the special bond his family forms with lone soldiers and what they learn from them.Yoni Kempinski, 09/05/2019 10:24
President to host 400 lone soldiers from 35 countries

President to host 400 lone soldiers from 35 countries

President Reuven Rivlin to have Seder with 400 lone soldiers from around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2019 18:39
Finance firm “OlehPay” now free for Lone Soldiers

Finance firm “OlehPay” now free for Lone Soldiers

American-Israeli finance firm OlehPay to open its services free to Lone Soldiers and Bnot Shirut in light of recent tragedies., 15/04/2019 18:30
Former lone soldier killed in Aspen snowboarding accident

Former lone soldier killed in Aspen snowboarding accident

Aaron Hill 'lived life to the fullest,' friend writes.Marcy Oster, JTA, 05/03/2019 14:53
'New York Yankees' shows support for IDF lone soldiers

'New York Yankees' shows support for IDF lone soldiers

NY Yankees send over special hats with their logo alongside an Israeli flag as a gift to lone soldiers. 'These people have a lot of courage'Tzvi Lev, 26/01/2019 23:07
Inside the annual day devoted to lone soldiers

Inside the annual day devoted to lone soldiers

The sixth annual day dedicated to assisting lone soldiers comes to a close. Guests included Prime Minister Netanyahu. 'This is real Zionism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2019 18:34
'Father of lone soldiers' passes away

'Father of lone soldiers' passes away

Tzvika Levy, an Israel Prize winner and legendary advocate for IDF soldiers passes away at 70.Tzvi Lev, 29/12/2018 17:41
The Jerusalem Yeshiva adopts its "lone" soldiers

The Jerusalem Yeshiva adopts its "lone" soldiers

Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh dedicates new program in honor of lone soldiers who came from the yeshiva.Hezki Baruch, 26/09/2018 16:16
Netanyahu hosts lone soldiers for Sukkot

Netanyahu hosts lone soldiers for Sukkot

Netanyahu and his wife host three lone soldiers at the Sukkah at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/09/2018 18:39
Watch: Leaving USA to join the Israeli army

Watch: Leaving USA to join the Israeli army

57 future lone soldiers were among 239 North American Olim who arrived in Israel on Wednesday. Arutz Sheva met them.Yoni Kempinski, 16/08/2018 05:15
Haredi lone soldiers receive new home in Jerusalem

Haredi lone soldiers receive new home in Jerusalem

Nahal Haredi inaugurates new home for lone soldiers, emphasizes need for support for haredi soldiers who can't go home during army service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2018 12:13
5,000 lone soldiers have 'fun day' at water park

5,000 lone soldiers have 'fun day' at water park

Friends of the IDF bring thousands of lone soldiers to Israel's largest water park.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2018 22:20
'I wanted to feel that I am a part of the Israeli people'

'I wanted to feel that I am a part of the Israeli people'

New Jersey native who became a lone soldier founds organization to help former lone soldiers readjust to civilian life.Eliran Aharon, 14/06/2018 17:20
When the army gives you the push you need

When the army gives you the push you need

Thailand can wait: Israeli vets are staying home to start businesses.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2018 21:23
Watch: Lone Soldier memorial event

Watch: Lone Soldier memorial event

Mothers of fallen lone soldiers Michael Levin & Max Steinberg and friend of slain lone soldier Alex Singer participate in Jerusalem eventArutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2018 20:57
Michael Oren takes on Israel's 'lone soldier' problem

Michael Oren takes on Israel's 'lone soldier' problem

Deputy Min. Oren tells Arutz Sheva state overlooking Israeli lone soldiers, particularly haredim, calls to form new agency to address issue.Tzvi Lev, 15/03/2018 16:07
Liberman: They came from around the world to serve the IDF

Liberman: They came from around the world to serve the IDF

Annual event serves as a one-stop shop for lone soldiers to complete their errands. 'These lone soldiers are all valuable in their own way.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2018 16:16
100 lone soldiers celebrate Hanukkah together

100 lone soldiers celebrate Hanukkah together

Lone soldiers celebrate Hanukkah at a festive event in Tel Aviv.Reut Hadar, 15/12/2017 00:08
Watch: Hotovely meets lone soldiers

Watch: Hotovely meets lone soldiers

Amid uproar over her comments on American Jews, Deputy Foreign Minister meets lone soldiers for Thanksgiving dinner.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 24/11/2017 22:00
Watch: PM Netanyahu speaks to mother of lone soldier

Watch: PM Netanyahu speaks to mother of lone soldier

PM visits Golani base on Golan Heights, meets lone soldier, and calls soldier's mother to tell her how proud he is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2017 20:46
4 countries, 3 months, and one new beginning

4 countries, 3 months, and one new beginning

Join an exciting journey of four soldiers from around the world, from their recruitment until end of the Hebrew course at Michveh Alon base.Mordechai Sones, 19/09/2017 18:19
'I heard about the kidnapping of the 3 boys and had to enlist'

'I heard about the kidnapping of the 3 boys and had to enlist'

President's wife attends toast for 30 lone soldiers from around the world. 'All of Israel is your family.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2017 17:39
Meet the twin IDF lone soldiers

Meet the twin IDF lone soldiers

Arutz Sheva speaks with twin brothers Even and Shai Goel, who left their family in the US to join the IDF as 'lone soldiers.'Yoni Kempinski, 23/08/2017 17:30
New immigrants on the way: 70 to join IDF

New immigrants on the way: 70 to join IDF

Over 200 new immigrants to fly from NY to Israel, including dozens of lone soldiers.Yoni Kempinski, 14/08/2017 18:45
Israel to welcome 68 lone soldiers

Israel to welcome 68 lone soldiers

223 North American immigrants, including 68 lone soldiers, arrive in Israel on Tuesday.Chana Roberts, 09/08/2017 15:18
'We make sure every lone soldier has a place for the seder'

'We make sure every lone soldier has a place for the seder'

IDF holds mass seder for hundreds of lone soldiers, organizer speaks to Arutz Sheva.Shimon Cohen, 10/04/2017 08:20
Florida FIDF event raises over $2 million

Florida FIDF event raises over $2 million

More than 800 IDF supporters join MK Michael Oren for FIDF gala.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2017 01:05
Parents of lone soldiers offered subsidized tickets to Israel

Parents of lone soldiers offered subsidized tickets to Israel

El Al and Nefesh B'Nefesh offer flights at reduced cost to families who cannot afford to visit their children serving in the IDF.JTA, 07/03/2017 20:16
They left their families to join the IDF

They left their families to join the IDF

Lone soldiers and immigrant soldiers complete Hebrew course to integrate into IDF.Benny Toker, 03/03/2017 10:32
20 Lone Soldiers Make Aliyah on Hanukkah

20 Lone Soldiers Make Aliyah on Hanukkah

72 Olim landed at Ben Gurion Airport this morning, including 20 future Lone Soldiers - ‘present-day Maccabees.’Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/12/2016 13:04
MK proposes bill to help lone soldiers

MK proposes bill to help lone soldiers

MKs put forward bill to help discharged lone soldiers make ends meet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2016 09:21
Michael Levin's legacy - ten years later

Michael Levin's legacy - ten years later

A decade after lone soldier Michael Levin fell in the Second Lebanon War, his parents visit his grave site - along with others he inspired.Tal Polon, 12/08/2016 11:26
Special seder to be held for lone soldiers

Special seder to be held for lone soldiers

480 soldiers from 35 countries to have communal seder at resort hotel.Yoni Kempinski, 22/04/2016 09:28
Lone soldiers get Passover surprise from Rivlin

Lone soldiers get Passover surprise from Rivlin

Nehama Rivlin hosts 5 female lone soldiers from around the world, surprises them with their parents who secretly came to visit.Ari Yashar, 20/04/2016 19:08
Immigrant lone soldiers get some backup

Immigrant lone soldiers get some backup

Over 1,500 lone soldiers take part in Yom Siddurim in Tel Aviv, making their lives easier as the bureaucracy comes to them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/02/2016 07:25
Lone soldiers send a powerful message to the world

Lone soldiers send a powerful message to the world

Celebration honors 100 lone soldiers and national service participants from NCSY in North America, send message to world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2016 12:58
MKs to adopt IDF lone soldiers

MKs to adopt IDF lone soldiers

Knesset Members Tzachi Hanegbi and Nachman Shai among the first to embrace program and adopt lone soldiersRaphael Poch , 24/12/2015 07:04
Survey: Vast majority of lone soldiers make aliyah

Survey: Vast majority of lone soldiers make aliyah

90% of IDF volunteers from the Diaspora move to Israel permanently after their service - and they're bringing their families with them.Ari Soffer, 01/12/2015 19:40
59 'Lone Soldiers' Fly to Israel to Join IDF

59 'Lone Soldiers' Fly to Israel to Join IDF

Fifty-nine lone soldiers from US and Canada among the 232 new immigrants flying to Israel on Monday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2015 22:29
Spike in IDF Volunteers in 2014

Spike in IDF Volunteers in 2014

Marked rise in volunteers from abroad since 2011; 25% are Americans.Tova Dvorin, 22/04/2015 18:08
Emotional Hanukkah Lighting Honors Lone Soldiers

Emotional Hanukkah Lighting Honors Lone Soldiers

Chayal el Chayal, a home away from home for lone soldiers, hosted a candle lighting ceremony at Mamilla Mall Saturday night.Cynthia Blank, 22/12/2014 18:57