Bill: Expand Hesder Track Active Service to Two YearsLabor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.
First Hareidi Hesder Yeshiva Combines Torah and ArmyGround-breaking four-year program opened in Jerusalem, integrates two years of study with two years of service in Cyber Defense Unit.
Torah Sociology: On the New Draft LawIs it good for the Jews? A sociologist's opinion.
IDF Recruits Enlist 'To Prove The Hesder Way'Hundreds of Hesder yeshiva students enlist to IDF this week, amid talk of changing and lengthening army service in the five-year program.
Yaalon Slammed for Extending Hesder Service PeriodLeaders of the religious Zionist movement expressed disappointment over the extension of Hesder service to 24 months
Chief Rabbis Show Their Support for Hesder YeshivasChief Rabbis Yitzchak Yosef and David Lau this week visited various Hesder yeshivas showing their support for a much maligned institution
Extended Hesder Yeshiva to Be Opened in Kiryat OnoYeshiva, part of a larger network of Jewish study halls, to extend Hesder track from 5 years to 6.
Rabbi: MK Stern Deliberately Lying about YeshivasHesder yeshiva rabbi outraged by Hatnua MK’s claims. ‘He knows he’s twisting the truth.’
Bennett: We'll Make Sure Torah Study ThrivesOrganization of Higher Yeshivas congratulated the Bayit Yehudi party for its efforts in securing funding for member institutions.
Har Bracha Yeshiva Regains Hesder StatusFormer DM Barak stopped army's cooperation with Samaria yeshiva because of dean's statemements on refusal.
Livni Dissatisfied with Agreement on Hesder TrackJustice Minister Tzipi Livni says that soldiers in the hesder track should serve for the same length of time as hareidi soldiers.
Perry C'tee: Hesder Yeshivas Win ReprievePeriod of military service for Hesder yeshivas will not be lengthened to 22 months, but only to 17.
Livni’s Party to Vote to Extend Hesder ServiceJustice Minister says her party will support Equal Burden of Service recommendations only if they include Hesder.
85% of Hesder Recruits – in Combat UnitsAugust recruitment cycle will include 450 Hesder students, with huge majority headed for combat.
New Initiative for Hareidi Hesder YeshivasForum of Zionist rabbis and officers promoting idea to meet Minister Ya'alon Monday.
Gantz to Make First Visit to Hesder YeshivaIDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz will visit the Or Etzion yeshiva on Wednesday, his first visit to a Hesder yeshiva since taking office.
'Send Quality Soldiers to Regular Units'Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh calls for elite soldiers to join regular brigades, not commando units.
Ashkenazi Lauds Hesder as Paratroops OC Retracts Sharp Words'On behalf of an entire army, I want to say thank you – I salute you,' Chief of Staff says of religious-Zionist soldiers in Hesder yeshivas.
Hesder Torah Students on the Front Lines in IDFHesder yeshiva students enlist in a new program that puts them on the front lines for two years, instead of 16 months. IDF: motivation on the rise.
New IDF Program Gives Equal Time to Army, TorahA new IDF “hesder” program allows recruits to spend two years in active service and two years studying Torah.
Hesder Student Back in Jail, Mother Calls to End the BattleA young student is sent to jail for the third time for refusing to leave Har Bracha yeshiva; his mother calls on the IDF to end the struggle.
Hesder Recruits Enlist, are Told 'Be Torah Students in Combat'Hundreds of soldiers in the IDF's Hesder program enlist. Rabbi Druckman tells recruits: Act like students of Torah in combat as well as in yeshiva.
Banner-Wavers Returned to Hesder; Har Bracha Students not YetSoldiers who waved an anti-expulsion banner have finally been reinstated in the Hesder program. 3 others who protested quietly are still in limbo.
Last Day of Barak's Ultimatum to Hesder StudentsSeveral Hesder students in Har Brachah, headed by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, say they refuse to quit their yeshiva, and face possible jail time.
Record Numbers: 850 Hesder Students Now, 650 Later This YearA record number of Hesder yeshiva soldiers are taking part in this month's semi-annual enlistment of IDF combat soldiers.
Has Rabbi Druckman’s Refusal Stance Cost Him His Job?A day after the rabbi said soldiers must refuse orders to demolish Jewish homes, the Civil Commission fired him - “because of his age.”
12th Graders: We’ll Fight for Israel and not Expel JewsBarak faces new opposition to using IDF to expel Jews. Two hundred 12th graders wrote they want to serve the country but not in an expulsion army.
Hesder Yeshiva Quits ArmyThe “unanimous” Hesder Yeshivot declaration of earlier this week was apparently not so unanimous – and has led at least one yeshiva to quit.
Rabbi Melamed: I Did Not Back DownAs behind-the-scenes efforts continue to restore Yeshivat Har Bracha to Hesder status, Rabbi Melamed explains that he did not change his mind.
Hesder Yeshivot Nix Army Protests, Back Rabbi MelamedHesder yeshiva rabbis say "no" to demonstrations in the IDF, but demand no use of soldiers for politics and the reinstatement of Har Brachah.
Moshe Arens: Barak’s Ouster of Hesder Yeshiva ‘Endangers Israel’Moshe Arens, envoy to the US, told Arutz 7 that Barak “is endangering the country” by ousting the Har Bracha yeshiva from the Hesder program.
Students' Turn: Will They Remain in Har Brachah?Ball passes to the Hesder students, present and future: Will they choose yeshiva, or army? Preliminary indications are: yeshiva.
Rabbi Melamed Puts the Facts on the TableRabbi Melamed charges Barak with "tyrannical methods” in summoning him to a “hearing” under an ultimatum.
National Camp Enraged by Barak's Decision to Oust Har BrachaLeaders of the national camp warned that Barak's decision to oust the Har Bracha yeshiva from the Hesder program will create a rift in Israel.
Barak Ousts Rabbi Melamed’s Yeshiva from ‘Hesder’ ProgramDefense Minister Ehud Barak has announced he is tossing Rabbi Melamed’s Hesder yeshiva out of the IDF. “Keep the army out of politics,” he said.
Rabbi Melamed Rejects ‘Hearing;’ MK Ben-Ari: Barak ’Obsessed’Hesder yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Melamed will not accept Barak’s summons to a “hearing” Sunday night. MK Ben-Ari says Defense Minister is “obsessed.”
The 'Druckman Solution’ to Hesder-Barak QuarrelThe Defense Ministry is waiting for Hesder yeshiva Rabbi Melamed to sign a letter by Rabbi Druckman against soldiers’ anti-expulsion protests.
General 'Insulted' by Rabbi's Charges of Corruption, CareerismMajor General Avi Mizrachi criticized Rabbi Eliezer Melamed last week for comments written following the expulsion of Jews from the Gaza region.
MKs Freeze IDF Money Pending for Yeshivot and Bus ProtectionThe Finance Committee froze the incoming IDF budget until funds are provided for the hesder yeshivas and bus protection in Judea and Samaria.