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Shaked Committee Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 2:42 PM

Rabbi: MK Stern Deliberately Lying about Yeshivas

Hesder yeshiva rabbi outraged by Hatnua MK’s claims. ‘He knows he’s twisting the truth.’Maayana Miskin, 11/10/2013, 8:41 PM

MK Stern Explains Views, Fights Fire with Fire

In an interview with Arutz 7, MK Eliezer Stern discusses the Conversion law, hesder yeshivas, and Religious ZionismTova Dvorin, 11/8/2013, 9:44 AM

Zionist Yeshivas Angry with Bennett

Zionist yeshivas absorbed a 40% budget cut and warned they will soon be unable to pay salaries.Gil Ronen, 5/21/2013, 12:33 PM

Bennett: I Won't Let Peretz Damage Hesder Yeshivas

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that he would not allow Hesder yeshivas to be damaged by proposed changes in requirementsDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 10:06 PM

Official: Hareidim, Dati Le'umi Suffer Together

The budget cuts proposed by the government are decimating all yeshivas, a top Hesder Yeshiva official saidDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 9:42 PM

Zionist Yeshivas Fear 'Collapse of Torah World'

Hesder and other Zionist yeshivas say budget cuts do not differentiate between them and non-Zionist yeshivas.Gil Ronen, 5/13/2013, 11:58 AM

IDF to Cancel Draft Notices for Hesder Students

Draft notices that were sent to students in their first year of Hesder yeshiva will be cancelled, IDF officials say., 2/11/2013, 4:45 AM

Soldier Killed Terrorist before He Was Shot

Hesder yeshiva student-soldier Netanel Yahalomi killed one terrorist and fired another 23 bullets until he was shot dead.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/23/2012, 9:43 AM

IDF Bases Get 'Special Forces’ for Holiday Prayers

IDF bases are being beefed up with “Special Forces” of yeshiva students who will blow the shofar and help lead High Holiday prayers. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/22/2012, 8:47 AM

85% of Hesder Recruits – in Combat Units

August recruitment cycle will include 450 Hesder students, with huge majority headed for combat.Gil Ronen, 7/31/2012, 1:56 PM

Zionist Yeshivas Won’t be Affected by Tal Law End

Ministerial committee approved bill regulating Zionist yeshiva students' army service, despite Shas opposition.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2012, 9:15 PM

Will Tal Law's Demise Hurt Hesder Yeshivas?

Thousands of hesder yeshiva students could lose their legal status unless a solution is found.Gil Ronen, 7/5/2012, 5:18 PM

Video in Memory of Victim of Terror at Yeshiva

A video recalls the life and heroic death of one of four yeshiva students murdered by terrorists in the southern Hevron Hills in 2002.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/25/2012, 11:51 AM

Orlev: I will not support the Tal Law

Jewish Home faction head Zevulun Orlev says the Hesder programs prove Torah study and observance are no excuse to dodge IDF serviceGabe Kahn., 1/27/2012, 11:52 AM

Yeshiva Students' Petition: We Won’t Serve in IDF

"We will not enlist, although we feel it is a right and duty to defend Israel - but the orders of the Creator are above those of man."Gil Ronen, 1/17/2012, 11:29 AM

Yeshiva Students to Gantz: Let Us Keep Halakha

Hesder yeshiva students send a letter to the IDF Chief of Staff, asking him to allow hareidi soldiers not to listen to women's singing.Elad Benari, 1/10/2012, 8:31 AM

Report on Religious IDF Integration

A special IDF report claims integration of religious soldiers in the service leads to discrimination against women -- in song.David ben Yacov, 7/21/2011, 3:24 PM