Once again, in lieu of an actual post, here are various and sundry items of interest or note:
1) David M. Weinberg - a real life friend of the Shiputzim family - writes eloquently about reclaiming the world of Torah. (See also my related post from three years ago about religious-Zionist Torani communities.)
2) A guest post over at A Mother in Israel’s blog documents the separate and unequal situation at the Kotel.
3) HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein shlit”a - Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion and one of the leading Torah giants of our generation - discusses drafting yeshiva students.
4) And finally, the following moving video provides a fascinating glimpse at the birth of the IAF:
!שבת שלום ומבורך