When I was at the museum of the ghetto fighters, a group of female soldiers took a tour.
Two female sergeants stood apart while the privates sat separately.
Some wore sandals.......others, shoes. Nothing fancy for obvious reasons.
I saw perhaps some irony in being in Israel and seeing sabra female soldiers who had no experience of Diaspora anti-semitism / diaspora mentality/ fears and norms.....trying to understand the ghetto experience and constant fears of the ghetto life.
Perhaps they could not fully identify.......as could someone who grew up in the Diaspora.