This Weekend At YICC


Shabbat, November 14, 2009
4:45 p.m. (Mincha at 4 p.m.)

Issues & Answers

Sgt. Benjamin Anthony (res.)

Topic:  “True Confessions of a Chayal”

Sgt. Benjamin Anthony is a 29 year-old reservist in the IDF

and a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK.

After completing his university career in England, he volunteered for active combat service in Israelwhere he specialized as a heavy machine gunner. He completed his service with the rank of Sergeant and earned his commander’s commendation.  Since completing his service he established an independent organization, “Our Soldiers Speak.” The sole purpose of the organization is to represent the IDF abroad, aiming to increase people’s awareness of the realities and challenges faced by the soldiers of the IDF as they fight on the front line to preserve the safety of our Homeland.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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