An Israeli soldier during a divisional exercise near the Gaza Strip in February 2017. IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Why Some Israeli Mothers Raise Their Sons as Cowards

In the 18 years between the ultrasound and conscription, mothers fear that their boys will serve in combat units. In her new book, psychoanalyst Hanni Mann-Shalvi says this concern can unconsciously lead them to repress their son’s masculine qualities

The first (and last) time I ever saw my father smoking a cigarette was a few months after I was conscripted, at the ceremony in which I officially became a combat soldier, I had just taken part in a...

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