Rabbi Shalom Hammer visited YHT this week to discuss the importance of Thanksgiving and provide some reflections on Operation Protective Edge. Rabbi Hammer is a chaplain in the IDF and tours army bases around Israel, inspiring soldiers who fearlessly protect the country. Rabbi Hammer showed the students a slide show and video of his visits to various IDF bases and shared his own reflections from the difficult summer months during Operation Protective Edge. Rabbi Hammer ended his presentation by answering questions regarding his experiences in the army. The students left with a greater understanding of what to be thankful for and the sacrifices so many soldiers make while protecting EretzYisrael.