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Forum: Army Related Forum 05-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,810
Posted By Jacobtess
First off, I think it's great that this is on...

First off, I think it's great that this is on your mind, and serving Israel in any capacity is certainly commendable.

I can't speak to either of your questions, actually, but I'd like to offer a...
Forum: Army Related Forum 05-14-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By Jacobtess
Question Q: Drafting into MAHAL from a yeshiva

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've been on this forum, but it's just as great as ever. I have a quick question for anyone with experience or advice to give in this area:

This summer, I will...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-07-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,642
Posted By Jacobtess
I was under the impression that chaylim bodedim...

I was under the impression that chaylim bodedim did not have access to intelligence units? Can someone please clarify?
Forum: Army Related Forum 12-01-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,399
Posted By Jacobtess
Question "Brotherhood of Warriors"

Has anyone here read "Brotherhood of Warriors", by Aaron Cohen? I just finished reading it in 2 sittings today. It was, by far, one of the most interesting political memoirs I've read, and I...
Forum: Physical Fitness 11-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,065
Posted By Jacobtess
Lol rafi, isn't is a bit defeatist to say I don't...

Lol rafi, isn't is a bit defeatist to say I don't have any chance of understanding this sytem? If I thought like that, I would remain in America, go to a fancy- Ivy League college and give up on...
Forum: Physical Fitness 11-30-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,065
Posted By Jacobtess
rafi, or anyone else on the board, is there any...

rafi, or anyone else on the board, is there any way to find the specific list of health criteria the IDF bases it's profile on?

I've been looking for a conclusive list; all I know is not having...
Forum: Physical Fitness 11-14-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,503
Posted By Jacobtess
Thanks for the advice. I still think I'll stick...

Thanks for the advice. I still think I'll stick with the full triathlon though--I want the challenge! This is truly the best time to do it. I might not do a half-Iron right off the bat but I want to...
Forum: Army Related Forum 11-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jacobtess
Okay, thanks a ton.

Okay, thanks a ton.
Forum: Army Related Forum 11-14-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jacobtess
Okay. Is there a way of finding out which Hesder...

Okay. Is there a way of finding out which Hesder yeshivas let you leave after 6 mos, or should I just call each one up? Because some that I've spoken to say they only let you leave after a full year.
Forum: Army Related Forum 11-13-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jacobtess
Right. So on the site it currently says "willing...

Right. So on the site it currently says "willing to study 6 1/2 months in a Yeshivat Hesder (IDF Rabbinical College) followed by at least 14 months of IDF service".

I was told otherwise--that the...
Forum: Army Related Forum 11-13-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jacobtess
Angry MAHAL dates are changing??

I had an Israel fair for yeshiva in school today. Representatives from Gush, KBY, Sha'alvim, Maale Adumim, Modi'in were there . I spoke with some members who said some weird things:

One said you...
Forum: Physical Fitness 11-12-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,503
Posted By Jacobtess
Arrow Triathlon training

Anyone hear done a triathlon before? I'm looking to get my feet wet--I've never even ran a 5k before but I'm interested in a short-course, sprint-type triathlon that can introduce me to the sport....
Forum: General chat 10-28-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,349
Posted By Jacobtess
Hahaha odie, I know that there are always two...

Hahaha odie, I know that there are always two sides to one story but come on!! This was a slip-up no matter how you slice it. Stage fright would cause you to be speechless or sweat; she looked...
Forum: Army Related Forum 10-28-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By Jacobtess
@shelory, I agree that such policies are unfair...

@shelory, I agree that such policies are unfair though I understand the effective reasning behind them.

@ rafi, I don't see how top 10% is a good indicator of that. I'm in the top 5% of my grade...
Forum: Sports 10-23-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,524
Posted By Jacobtess
Btw, if you like the hardcore desert feel,...

Btw, if you like the hardcore desert feel, (super, super beautiful at night; almost looks like a movie set!) , I'd check out Sde Boker (the place where Ben-gurion lived the last few years of his...
Forum: Sports 10-23-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,524
Posted By Jacobtess
Do you mean hiking and trekking or hardcore rock...

Do you mean hiking and trekking or hardcore rock climbing?

There's a nice rappelling place down in Mitzpe Ramon by the "machtesh". There are some nice, but not rigorous hiking trails around...
Forum: Army Related Forum 10-21-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,961
Posted By Jacobtess
Question Mahal Hesder? Specifics of the program?

So MAHAL Hesder sounds like the best program out there for my current needs. I'm applying to some elite US schools , so if they pan out, I will only be able to hold them off for 2 years. Thus MAHAL...
Forum: Army Related Forum 08-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,465
Posted By Jacobtess
*UPDATE* --I posted this nearly 4 months ago....

*UPDATE* --I posted this nearly 4 months ago. Much has changed after my trip to Israel where I've visited MANY army bases in Israel and have spoken to both regular/special ops IDF soldiers and still...
Forum: Army Related Forum 08-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jacobtess
Lightbulb Reflections from a summer experience

Hello all,


I recently went on a one-month program to Israel with high school students from my community, some of whom have never been to Israel. The trip was not an immersion-type experience as...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 05-30-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 127,658
Posted By Jacobtess
I think rafi means that when you first have in...

I think rafi means that when you first have in mind making aliyah, joining up is the next logical step. I think he means that is the optimal flow of logic that should go on when one wants to join the...
Forum: Army Related Forum 05-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,465
Posted By Jacobtess
@Rafi , something about your answer is satisfying...

@Rafi , something about your answer is satisfying and much of it I know already yet I can't help question. Thanks for the responses though.
Forum: Army Related Forum 05-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,465
Posted By Jacobtess
But Rafi, I feel like IQ has nothing to do with...

But Rafi, I feel like IQ has nothing to do with what unit you're eventually placed in? Would they use your SAT scores? That's meant for college, not an army. Same with an IQ.

I feel like some...
Forum: Army Related Forum 05-08-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,465
Posted By Jacobtess
Question Is IDF training tough enough?

Recently finished watching a documentary on the USN Seals :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CiYEksYQq0&feature=relmfu

I understand they're supposed to be the special forces.

How does their...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 05-06-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By Jacobtess
Teachers in Israel only make 10,000? Really??!

Teachers in Israel only make 10,000? Really??!
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 04-29-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,575
Posted By Jacobtess
@Bowcaster, from previous threads it seems like...

@Bowcaster, from previous threads it seems like you haven't been to Israel much and are un-aware, in general, of Israeli culture and the situation in Israel. This is a widespread problem with teens...
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