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  • Remembering, honoring IDF’s lone soldier Steinberg, comrades

    By Ryan Torok

    August 19, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    “I just want to say, Max was my best soldier, and I loved him so much, and to be with you is like closure for me. It’s something you can’t explain in words.”

    But Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 1st Lt. Ohad Roisblatt did his best. He told an audience of about 90 people at Beth Jacob...

  • Body of missing Israeli lone soldier from U.S. found with gunshot wounds

    August 19, 2014 | 11:16 am

    The body of a missing Israeli lone soldier from the United States was found in central Israel with gunshot wounds.

    David Menachem Gordon, 21, was found Tuesday afternoon, hours after reports that he was missing were made public. His army-issued assault rifle was by his side,...

  • Event celebrating Max Steinberg draws nearly 1,000 to Saban Theatre

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2014 | 6:23 pm

    A memorial service for fallen Lone Soldier Max Steinberg at the Saban Theatre on Aug. 12 painted the area native as both a normal young adult and a hero, one who loved having fun, formed easy connections with others and whose quest to find himself took him to the Jewish homeland.

  • Excerpts from the stars: Steinberg family consoled by Kraft, Netanyahu, Peres

    By Jared Sichel

    August 4, 2014 | 12:16 pm

    Days after hearing of the death of IDF volunteer Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Los Angeles resident who was killed in Gaza on July 20 when his elite Golani unit was ambushed, stars in Israel and the United States sent their touching letters of condolence to the Steinberg family. An...

  • When your child fights in Gaza, this is how it feels

    By Jared Sichel

    July 23, 2014 | 6:18 pm

    Jonathan and Daphne Orenshein do not like when an unknown number pops up on their cell phone. 

    Their son, Kevin, 21, operates a tank in the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) Givati unit and, as of his last report to his parents, was likely headed into a dense Gaza City neighborhood,...