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From catwalk to guard duty (Former Contestant on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Is Now an IDF Recruit)
Times of Israel ^ | March 22, 2012 | HILLARY ZAKEN

Posted on 03/26/2012 6:10:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Esther Petrack, made famous in the US as the first observant Jewish contestant on “America’s Next Top Model” in 2010-2011, is now a soldier in the IDF Armored Corps.

Petrack, born in Jerusalem but raised in Boston, Massachusetts, caused an outcry in American Orthodox circles when her participation in the popular reality show led her to lift her shirt, participate in scantily clad photo shoots, and take part in other nonkosher activities.

Petrack was conscripted into the IDF in December, and is now on the path to becoming a tank instructor.

Her impressions of IDF service? Petrack told Channel 2 that: “My nails are no longer what they were, but the girls in the course are nicer than those on the show.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: israel

Model Esther Petrack posing on a tank

1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:10:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
She is a very Lovely Young Lady!


2 posted on 03/26/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Cute enough to star in Hunger Games!


3 posted on 03/26/2012 6:34:40 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

Not guilty!


4 posted on 03/26/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT by moovova (Poverty is a constitutional right.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Colonel_Flagg; alfa6; colorado tanker; Iris7; Valin

Spankentruppen ping.

(it’s been a while, eh)


5 posted on 03/26/2012 7:25:30 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: Anoreth

Ping! No, we’re not converting so you can join the IDF and get into tanks ...


6 posted on 03/26/2012 7:32:16 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Dick Cheney 2012! Our first bionic President! "We can rebuild him ...")
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To: PhilDragoo

I missed you on the first ping. ;(

Spankentruppen


7 posted on 03/26/2012 7:36:08 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: nickcarraway
love those ladies. years ago there were a few threads dedicated to them...I think they actually came from the IDF website. OMG, there were some beautiful women there.

Beautiful women with a soul and purpose, which kinda makes a difference.

8 posted on 03/26/2012 7:42:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

We had at least one posting here a year or two back. I found some very impressive IDF women doing a short search.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 7:56:21 PM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: Professional Engineer
(it’s been a while, eh)

Aye laddie yes it has been:-)

I liked the comment about the girls in the service vs the show, he he

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

10 posted on 03/26/2012 8:10:00 PM PDT by alfa6 (...Moderation is for monks RAH)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Is 60 too old to enlist?


11 posted on 03/26/2012 8:16:34 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: panaxanax

Enlisting to try to pick up young IDF chicks isn’t permitted. ;)


12 posted on 03/26/2012 8:28:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Did a search on Spankentruppen, and both of the hits pointed back to FR. So, what’s it mean? Thanks.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 8:28:53 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: mcshot

Check out some American women soldiers. I happen to have a picture of one :-) not available for publication. 5’ 11”, slim as a rail, smile that would make the sun rise, eyes that match her BDUs, wildly curly dark hair neatly tucked under her hat, snuggled up with some cute Iraqi children. Soldiers who try to talk down to the lady find that she’s bigger than they are. Yeah, I confess, she’s my daughter, and happens to be half Jewish as well.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 8:30:15 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: nickcarraway
Her impressions of IDF service? Petrack told Channel 2 that: “My nails are no longer what they were, but the girls in the course are nicer than those on the show.”

I bet. Good for her. BTTT.
15 posted on 03/26/2012 8:38:16 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: ArmyTeach

You must be very proud. Well done.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 9:16:43 PM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: knittnmom

Spankentruppen = Spank the squad.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 2:07:12 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The women of less pulchritude do not make it into those threads.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 2:09:22 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Enlisting to try to pick up young IDF chicks isn’t permitted.”
_________________________

I found that out a few seconds after Mrs. panax read my post. :(


19 posted on 03/27/2012 5:27:25 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

thanks.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 5:50:34 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ArmyTeach

Good genetics at work. Gotta be proud and sounds like I would melt. May you gain a son-in-law that is like a brother.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 5:59:56 AM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

LOL! Thanks nickcarraway.
My nails are no longer what they were, but the girls in the course are nicer than those on the show.

22 posted on 03/27/2012 2:32:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: knittnmom

Spankentruppen is an old FReeper Foxhole term.

It started with bicycle mounted machine gun bearing shock troops in an online war game.

That evolved into finding all manner of photos of actual soldiers, from any time or army, riding bicycles while toting arms.

That evolved into bicycles with fixed mounted guns. Yes we found photos.

Then somebody in the dim past posted a picture of the Queen album cover with a girl on a bicycle.

Which leads to...

The current version of Spankentruppen: who are women in any military, especially US and Isreal, who arm toting arms.

On or next to a tank qualifies.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 4:33:27 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: knittnmom

Only two hits. Wow, it’s been too long. The list used to be much longer. All still pointed back to FR, however.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 4:35:15 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks for the bit of FReeper history!


25 posted on 03/27/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

Youbetcha.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 5:47:58 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: Tax-chick

LOL!


27 posted on 03/29/2012 10:28:13 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

Anoreth is a gunner for the US Coast Guard, but it’s not the same as tanks.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 4:33:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: Tax-chick

I wasn’t smiling over Anoreth’s weapons specialty...( : >)


29 posted on 03/30/2012 10:59:52 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

Anoreth is far too short (5’1”) to be a model ... or a gunner in any service but the Coast Guard. Even there, the riot shotgun knocked her on her teakettle.

The Tax-chick household has a great deal of respect for the State of Israel and the IDF.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 1:44:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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