Today (Thursday) recruitment for the 'Nahal Hareidi' (also known as the Netzah Yehuda Batallion) will take place at the Tel Hashomer Induction Center. The batallion is part of the Kfir Brigade and was established for the purpose of tending to the needs of hareidi and other religious soldiers in an atmosphere that is conducive to their religious convictions.
The plan calls for the recruitment of 250 men, as candidates for security forces. This reflects a substantial increase over last year's number of 160.
80% of the new recruits are graduates of the hareidi yeshivot (Torah acadamies).