Friday, June 9, 2017

30 Charedi paratroopers sworn into IDF at Western Wall

Fifty years after the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and Western Wall from Jordanian occupation by IDF paratrooper units during the 1967 Six Day War, a special swearing-in ceremony was held Thursday night at the Western Wall Plaza for 30 new Charedi paratroopers.

The ceremony is the second conducted by the “Hetz” (Haredim Tzanhanim) project, and marks a significant milestone in the integration of haredim into IDF combat units.
Paratrooper Brigade chief Colonel Nimrod Aloni took part in Thursday’s ceremony, along with IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim, and rabbis of the Netzach Yehuda organization who provided religious guidance to the soldiers throughout their training.

“Fifty years ago IDF soldiers liberated the Old City, and the Paratrooper Brigade was at the forefront of that decisive battle,” a statement by Netzach Yehuda read. Today we are witnessing a historic step: within the brigade there is a Charedi company that is operating and thriving just one year after it was founded. 

The Charedi paratrooper company is continuing the tradition of integration, as is the tradition of the Netzach Yehuda legion.”


Anonymous said...

congratulations, mazaltov and thanks for serving, Am Yisroel Chai

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the day when every frum person including all the KOLLEL yungeleit and yes including every so called REBBE and ROSH HAYESHIVA will start doing their part in defending our one and only God given Eretz Yisroel.

P.S The previous SERET VISHNITZER Rebbe from Haifa zichrono tzadik livracha'
was a soldier in TZAHAL during the war of independents in 1948.

Anonymous said...

KEIN YIRBU,can't wait for the day when every chareidi will join in helping defend his own people and his God given land,and that includes every so called Rebbe and Rosh Yeshiva

P.S the previous SERRET VISHNITZER rebbe ztl (from Haifa) was in ZAHAL during the war of independents.