Kiddush Hashem !! IDF's First Haredi Paratrooper Company Sworn In
For the first time in history of the IDF a haredi paratrooper company swearing-in ceremony took place last Thursday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. After Kfir and Givati brigades, Paratroopers will also incorporate a haredi company.
Only one month ago the new haredi paratrooper recruits arrived to induction center (Bakum). Paratroopers commander Col. Nimrod Aloni have said: “I am proud to welcome first haredi company becoming part of our brigade. I don’t have a slightest doubt that a new company will be professional, strong in both physically and spiritually. From now on you will become paratroopers. I wish you great success, you are true pioneers”.
In the shadow of the attacks of extremists against the haredi soldiers, ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav have published a picture of his recently enlisted son in paratroopers uniforms and wrote: “My soldier son, I’m proud of you”.
Rabbis of the Nahal Haredi Foundation, who will provide a spiritual support to new paratroopers by conducting Gemara lessons and providing personal backing for each soldier, have stated: “Today we have witnessed a historical moment. New haredi company in the IDF will continue the process of integration, started by Netzah Yehuda (Nahal Haredi) Battalion. The one can be a professional soldier and in the same time a practicing haredi Jew”.