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January 12, 2006

A great story

I think stories like this are wonderful.

A frum high school kid enlists in the Army out of high school, because he loves this country. He finds that in the Army, "there's no Jews, there's no blacks, race doesn't matter, where you came from doesn't matter; we all come from the same country." He struggles to maintain religious observance as much as he can and finds that "Army life has had a positive effect on his Judaism." ("I find religion, in general, a lot more comforting now.")

Read it all here.