Gantz to Visit 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.
Ashkenazi Lauds Hesder'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 Students on Front LinesHesder 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.
Equal Time for Army, TorahA new IDF “hesder” program allows recruits to spend two years in active service and two years studying Torah.
Hesder Student Back in JailA 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 EnlistHundreds 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 ForgivenSoldiers who waved an anti-expulsion banner have finally been reinstated in the Hesder program. 3 others who protested quietly are still in limbo.
Barak's Hesder Ultimatum EndsSeveral Hesder students in Har Brachah, headed by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, say they refuse to quit their yeshiva, and face possible jail time.
Refusal Stance Leads to Firing?A day after the rabbi said soldiers must refuse orders to demolish Jewish homes, the Civil Commission fired him - “because of his age.”
12 Graders against ExpulsionBarak 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.
R' 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 Stand UnitedHesder yeshiva rabbis say "no" to demonstrations in the IDF, but demand no use of soldiers for politics and the reinstatement of Har Brachah.
Arens: Hands off Hesder YeshivasMoshe Arens, envoy to the US, told Arutz 7 that Barak “is endangering the country” by ousting the Har Bracha yeshiva from the Hesder program.
Will Students Remain in Hesder?Ball passes to the Hesder students, present and future: Will they choose yeshiva, or army? Preliminary indications are: yeshiva.
National Camp Enraged by BarakLeaders 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 Tosses out Hesder YeshivaDefense 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'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’The Defense Ministry is waiting for Hesder yeshiva Rabbi Melamed to sign a letter by Rabbi Druckman against soldiers’ anti-expulsion protests.
General Insulted by Hesder RabbiMajor General Avi Mizrachi criticized Rabbi Eliezer Melamed last week for comments written following the expulsion of Jews from the Gaza region.
MKs Freeze IDF FundingThe Finance Committee froze the incoming IDF budget until funds are provided for the hesder yeshivas and bus protection in Judea and Samaria.