Rookie plus five

טוראי אלעזר בן שלמה

Elazar Ben Solomon, 35, a father of five (plus one on the way), he decided to enlist in the army and to the last, the rookies. “There is no Mitzvah greater than serving in the Israel Defense Forces.

תאריך: 09/03/2012, 17:00    
מחבר: שירה גושפנץ, ענף תקשורת – דובר צה”ל

Elazar Ben Solomon (35), father of five children, a woman in her ninth month.
Months pregnant, ending in the basic training his Rifleman 02 recruit training base

The story of Lazarus the M12 began in his youth, came to the track.
When he joined the military pilot training. Very quickly decided to give up the track and change his way. As someone who comes from a religious combat, given that his father was a paratrooper who fought in the Yom Kippur war and wrote a book of military laws and until today serves all wearing IDF Dome, Elazar to serve in the IDF, service as you can.

At the age of 20 he decided that his goal is to get a long certificate and become a person who can grant others the wisdom and understanding. His days and nights he spends, since religious studies. In the end received rabbinical certificate at age 24 and after ten years reached the target.
The sliver and received the title “Rav”.

Apply to the bar mitzvah Mitzvah Corps and decided to fulfill the “Lazarus, who commands the greatest”, literally. “A month ago, kissed the kids goodbye, I packed a bag and went to the line,” he says. The boot camp started with Ilan Ramon, “roughnecks gender company where all personnel, except that Heather, are men.

“The experience of boot camp at age 35 is. There is a different perspective on what happens to encounter them in boot camp they continue to show you much,
And learning that you learn about yourself is enormous and significant, “he says. Every morning choose to wake up before dawn to pray and reach the final, the rookies graduates. “The few breaks I take to talk with my wife and children, to deduce the birth and how moving the away from home,” he shares.

Upon completion of the basic training course is to begin military Rabbinate two months in order to get to a special reserve unit dealing with extracting casualties beyond enemy lines. I educate my children and my students to leave in any way they choose, however, the army recruitment is a value that should not be given up in any way, “says Lazar.

Translated from Hebrew