January 20, 2019

My Papa from Morocco in the IDF

As Israel turns 70 today, I give thanks to Hashem, to all IDF Soldiers, and to my personal IDF hero, my father Nessim Bouskila, (pictured all the way to the right, with his comrades in the “new IDF” in 1948). Papa left Morocco for Paris in 1946, and in 1948, upon hearing the news of Israel’s independence, went to Israel and volunteered for the elite Palmach unit, fighting in many battles in the War of Independence. Thanks, Papa, for helping to create Israel. Hag Sameach everyone!