Today’s Flashback Feature is all about my nephew Neria. When I first met Dave, he already had 2 nieces and 3 nephews. Since then we have added an additional 4 nephews to our collection! Neria was 4 years old when I first met him. Now, he is 20 and the oldest of 4 boys.
This is the first picture I found of Neria. It was taken in March of 1998, meaning Neria was 5 years old. He is holding his cousin, Eli, then just over a year old. He is dressed for Purim, and it looks like he’s dressed as a soldier!
Neria recently completed training for the Israeli army.
And now, Neria’s unit was moved to the south of Israel to help protect Israel in their current struggle. He is just 20 years old. Whatever your feelings may be about Israel’s right to exist, the fact is that my nephew and his fellow soldiers as well as the Israeli people as a whole are in need of our thoughts and prayers. His full name is Neria Refael ben Yosef. Please keep him in mind.