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  11/25/2013, Kislev 22, 5774

Extended Hesder Yeshiva to Be Opened in Kiryat Ono

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has approved the establishment of another hesder yeshiva (Jewish study hall) in Kiryat Ono - one with a six-year program.

Dubbed a "shesder" institution (a play on the Hebrew word for six, , the yeshiva will become one of a growing network of study halls which take the traditional hesder yeshiva system - one which combines 16 months of IDF service and 3.5 years of Jewish studies - and extend it to include both a longer IDF service and a longer term in the study hall.