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May 9, 2012 11:26 am

Chabad Hosts 10 Wounded Female IDF Officers in New York

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Chabad hosted 10 wounded female IDF soldiers in New York on May 6. Photo: Bentzi Sasson.

Chabad-Lubavitch welcomed a group 10 wounded female soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces on March 6 in New York City, kicking off a 10-day trip for the soldiers.

The soldiers’ trip, hosted by the Chabad Israel Center, includes an array of recreational and VIP events. One trip participant, Chani Avramov, has suffered 15 surgeries over a 10-year period after four terrorists shot her army jeep with a slew of bullets, according to a press release.

Thirty-four percent of the IDF position’s are held by women, making it the most female-heavy military in the world.

“Judaism has the greatest respect and admiration for women, and so we are delighted to be honoring 10 of Israel’s heroines,” Rabbi Uriel Vigler, director of Chabad Israel Center of the Upper East Side, said in statement.

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