Support Israel's Soldiers In the Field--Send Them Pizza!
One of the extraordinary aspects of service in the Israel Defense Forces--at least to Americans--is that the front lines are often a relatively short auto ride from home, not too far for parents to drop off a "Care package," or, for that matter, for pizza delivery. PizzaIDF.org is a non-profit organization that delivers strictly kosher pizza to troops on active duty. Those who want to tangibly support Israel's troops in the current crisis may order pizza, or other treats for the troops, here. You can order for a patrol, a section, a platoon or even a company. Choices include pizza, ice cream or hamburgers (but no hamburgers with pizza--this is truly kosher).
My friends Dr. David and Edie Boxstein have a son, Jonathan, now on duty in Iraq. Like many other Americans, we send monthly packages of snacks, books, CDs and hard-to-get toiletries to Jonathan's platoon. However, we have not yet been able to manage pizza deliveries there.