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Comedian Joel Chasnoff Joins the IDF

Joel Chasnoff grew up in Lincolnwood, and ended up joining the Israeli army at the age of 24. His adventures, and misadventures, are in the new book The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid From Chicago Fights Hezbollah. He spoke with Jason Marck about how life in the IDF compared to his suburban upbringing.

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