Watch: IDF soldiers dance with haredi Jews at wedding

Video from wedding of IDF haredi unit officer shows common sight of uniformed soldiers dancing with haredi Jews.

Tzvi Lev,

Nahal Hareidi
Nahal Hareidi
Flash 90

A video making rounds on the internet shows the common if largely unpublicized sight of IDF soldiers dancing together with haredi Jews at a wedding in Bet Shemesh.

The video, which was provided by Behadrei Hareidim, was taken at the wedding of an IDF officer serving in the Nahal Hareidi-Netzach Yehuda battalion. Friends and rabbis from his Yeshiva showed up and danced with the soldiers from his unit throughout the wedding.

Nahal Haredi, also known as Netzach Yehuda, is a battalion in the Kfir Brigade that enables haredi soldiers to serve in the IDF. Woman are forbidden on base, and soldiers receive special food that conforms to a stringent halakhic standard of Jewish dietary laws.