Soldiers Take on Tefillin in Merit of the Three TeensLavi Battalion combat soldiers take on the commandment of wearing phylacteries daily for the merit of the souls of Eyal, Naftali and Gilad.
IDF Combat Motivation Steady at 74.7%Army releases statistics as it prepares to draft March 2014 enlistees and grapples with issues of equality.
Bill to Expunge Soldiers' Juvenile Records Passes PreliminariesApproved in preliminary hearing: bill to wipe clean soldiers' juvenile records, allow vets to be armed while serving in security positions.
Bill to Erase Combat Vets' Juvenile RecordYouths from troubled background who serve as combat soldiers deserve a clean slate, says bill's initiator.
Twice as Many Officers from Premilitary AcademiesPremilitary ‘mechina’ programs produce two times as many IDF officers.
Armless Combat Soldier Provides Inspirational MessageOne of the participants at the AIPAC conference was Izzy Ezagui, a combat soldier who lost his arm in a mortar shell explosion.
Woman Combat Officer Finishes ‘Beret March’ while PregnantWomen combat officers are common in the IDF, but one commander went one better – training soldiers while eight months pregnant.
‘Physically Fit’ to Carry 130 Medals and TrophiesIDF physical fitness officer Captain Ishta is in great shape. While combat soldiers are decorated with a few medals, he has 100.
Watch IDF Elite Combat Troops in TrainingAn IDF video gives a rare glimpse into tough training by crack “Egoz” combat soldiers, lugging and firing the Israeli-made “Tabor” rifle.