Monday, 16 Tammuz, saw the initiation of a special program to celebrate women’s unique place in Judaism and the observance of the mitzvot specific to women. The chayalot participated in a variety of activities, which included lectures, cooking and baking, crafts and quizzes. They each made their own challah and prepared a special gift, a shabbos candlestick, which they took home with them. The commander of their unit thanked Batsheva for being a “the mother away from home” for the female Hebron soldiers and voiced appreciation for her hospitality and warmth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It also happens to be that event occurred on Batsheva’s birthday,Mazal Tov!