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  7/26/2011, Tammuz 24, 5771

Hesder Soldiers: 84% in Combat

Of the soldiers joining active IDF service in August, 500 are in the hesder program, a 5-year program combining active military service with Torah study.

Data gathered by the IDF showed 84% of hesder soldiers going into combat units. “The motivation for combat is unusually high,” said Eitan Ozeri, director of the union of Hesder yeshivot.