At an age when social, sexual, and educational explorations are at their highest point, the lives of Israeli teenage girls are interrupted. Trained to become soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces, a rigorous institution where individuality comes second to nationalism, these new recruits pledge, "I hereby swear...to devote all my strength, and even sacrifice my life, to the defense of the country and the freedom of Israel." They then enter a two-year period in which they will change from girls to women, from adolescents to ...

Serial No. 3817131 2008, powerHouse Books

ISBN-13: 9781576874318

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