Asael Lubotzky was born in Jerusalem in 1983 and grew up in the town of Efrat. He studied at the Hesder Yeshiva in Ma’ale Adumim, before enlisting in the IDF, where he served as platoon commander in the Fifty-First Battalion of the Golani Brigade. Lubotzky led his troops fighting in Gaza and Lebanon, until his severe injury in the Second Lebanon War. Following a lengthy and difficult rehabilitation, he took up studies at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and today works as a physician at Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem. In addition, Lubotzky addresses IDF units, as well as groups from Israel and abroad, on the subjects of Zionism, courage, and fortitude. He lives in Jerusalem, is married to Avital, and has three children.