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News and updates about Haredi Soldiers

IDF confirms:

Haredi brigade to be established

The new brigade will not include any women, will have a special admissions committee to ensure that the recruits are haredi, and all commanders will be religious.

Haredi brigade to be established

Chief of Staff to haredi troops:

'You are pioneers - haredi warriors'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi spoke with the soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion and praised them for their work.

'You are pioneers - haredi warriors'

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Haredi soldiers mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Haredi soldiers mark the day with the Israeli national anthem and Ani Maamin - a song of faith sung by many as they went to the gas chambers.

Haredi soldiers mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Haredi Draft:

Granddaughters of haredi MKs enlist in the IDF

Two granddaughters of two MKs from the party most strongly against the drafting of haredim are serving at a military base in the center of the country, where they are working on intelligence projects.

Granddaughters of haredi MKs enlist in the IDF

Jerusalem Faction leader: 'Rather die than enlist'

Leader of the haredi extremist faction said that he would rather that an Arab murder his family over the possibility that they would become secular, ‘secularism is beyond death.’

Jerusalem Faction leader: 'Rather die than enlist'

On their way to Gaza

Watch: Haredi soldiers sing at site of massacre

Soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion who were en route to join their battalion in Gaza stopped at the scenes of the October 7th massacre to sing and pray.

Watch: Haredi soldiers sing at site of massacre

Haredi IDF Shlav Bet program

Many jeered; now they understand the importance

A survey conducted by the Netzah Yehuda haredi IDF unit among graduates of the Shlav Bet program found that 75% served over a hundred days of reserve duty.

Many jeered; now they understand the importance

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

New initiative aims to allow haredi soldiers to maintain religious lifestyle, regular Torah study, while protecting Israel's borders.

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

The importance of Nahal Haredi - now, more than ever

The Jewish nation is in physical and existential danger. We need the haredi soldiers now more than ever, to lead the charge against those who mean to kill and destroy us, and to uproot us from the land of our heritage and destiny.

The importance of Nahal Haredi - now, more than ever

Satmar Rebbe:

'Not one soldier should be without food for Shabbat'

IDF soldiers left without supplies for Shabbat were surprised to receive a lavish donation from members of the anti-Zionist sect.

'Not one soldier should be without food for Shabbat'

Haredi soldiers begin first ground offensive in Gaza

Some of the soldiers have been in combat deployments for 90 consecutive days, both around Gaza and in Judea and Samaria.

Haredi soldiers begin first ground offensive in Gaza

Haredi soldier attacked in Bnei Brak

Soldier serving in unit that identifies corpses cursed and has trash thrown at him in Bnei Brak.

Haredi soldier attacked in Bnei Brak

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120 haredi IDF recruits complete basic training

The 120 new soldiers enlisted two weeks ago and will be assigned to various jobs.

120 haredi IDF recruits complete basic training

Haredi recruitment

The IDF needs more haredi soldiers, but not because of the "sharing the burden" accusation leveled at them by protesters. Op-ed.

Haredi recruitment

Three of the outstanding soldiers are from haredi units

Avraham Bar Noy of Netzach Yehuda, Benny Brim of Hetz & Binyamin Gopin of Maginei Hanegev, are named among this year's outstanding soldiers.

Three of the outstanding soldiers are from haredi units

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen haredi soldiers

1,200 people attend special Memorial Day event honoring Israel's fallen haredi soldiers, including from Nahal Haredi.

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen haredi soldiers

IDF General:

'Those who condemn haredi soldiers have an agenda'

d Maj. Gen. (res.) Nadav Padan says in closed meeting in Austin, Texas that haredi soldiers not more likely to engage in improper conduct.

'Those who condemn haredi soldiers have an agenda'

Op-ed:

CoS Kochavi unwittingly erodes confidence in all of the IDF

Kochavi's harsh immediate reaction to a video of haredi soldiers beating Arabs was unadvised. There are two sides to this story.

CoS Kochavi unwittingly erodes confidence in all of the IDF

IDF opens all positions to haredi soldiers for the 1st time

New rules to allow haredi recruits to complete high school studies before enlisting, place soldiers based on ability rather than test scores

IDF opens all positions to haredi soldiers for the 1st time

Meet the new Haredi recruits of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion

13 Haredi youth enlisted in the IDF last Wednesday and were assigned to one squad at the Netzah Yehuda Battalion training base.

Meet the new Haredi recruits of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion

Haredi soldiers visit Nazi death camps to say 'Never again'

Recently released haredi IDF soldiers tour key Holocaust sites in Poland, including 'Children's Forest' where Nazis gunned down 800 children

Haredi soldiers visit Nazi death camps to say 'Never again'

'Soldiers in IDF's haredi battalion are contemporary Maccabees'

Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff light Hanukkah candles with haredi soldiers.

'Soldiers in IDF's haredi battalion are contemporary Maccabees'

Haredi lone soldiers get new home in Jerusalem

'Yuval's House' established by Netzah Yehuda Organization in honor of fallen soldier will provide warm home for other haredi soldiers.

Haredi lone soldiers get new home in Jerusalem

Historic: Haredi soldier takes command of Negev Company

Shmuel Kirsch, a soldier from a prominent Chabad rabbinic family, becomes the first haredi commander of the Negev Company.

Historic: Haredi soldier takes command of Negev Company

Watch: Haredi soldiers train - in Yiddish

Haredi paratroopers train for combat to commands in Yiddish.

Watch: Haredi soldiers train - in Yiddish

Watch: 100 soldiers sing 'Ani Ma'amin'

Haredi soldiers - most of them married with families - finish Home Front Command's special basic training and begin serving in reserves.

Watch: 100 soldiers sing 'Ani Ma'amin'

Israel's 'Lone Soldier' - The history behind the name

Unpacked explores the motivating factors that draw thousands from around the world to serve and protect their country.

Israel's 'Lone Soldier' - The history behind the name

Haredi soldiers recite mourner's prayer for coronavirus victims

Jews from Israel & abroad can send names of relatives to soldiers who are permitted to pray in the required quorum of ten.

Haredi soldiers recite mourner's prayer for coronavirus victims

Report: IDF falsified statistics on haredi draft

For years, IDF's statistics on haredi enlistment have been exaggerated to prevent public criticism, report says.

Report: IDF falsified statistics on haredi draft

Dear secular Israelis, the haredi Jews are Israel's bulwark

Dear secular Israelis, the haredi Jews are Israel's bulwark

Satmar hasidim buy pizza for IDF soldiers

Satmar hasidim visiting from US buy pizza for soldiers serving in Hevron.

Satmar hasidim buy pizza for IDF soldiers

This year: Memorial ceremony for fallen haredi IDF soldiers

'The State of Israel will never forget those who gave their lives for the people of Israel.'

This year: Memorial ceremony for fallen haredi IDF soldiers

Will Haredim soon join the Israeli Air Force?

Is Israel's Air Force the next frontier for haredi integration into the IDF?

Will Haredim soon join the Israeli Air Force?

IDF launches campaign to recruit haredim to fight

Combat units: Netzach Yehuda Battalion, Tomer Company in Givati, Hetz Company in Paratroopers, Mageni Hanegev Brigade, Air and Space Corps.

IDF launches campaign to recruit haredim to fight

President lights Hanukkah candle with haredi soldiers

Reuven Rivlin joined by haredi soldiers for candle lighting on first night of Hanukkah festival.

President lights Hanukkah candle with haredi soldiers

Record number of haredi paratroopers sworn in

Haredi paratrooper company sworn in at Western Wall as requests to join unit continue to climb.

Record number of haredi paratroopers sworn in

Haredi lone soldiers receive new home in Jerusalem

Nahal Haredi inaugurates new home for lone soldiers, emphasizes need for support for haredi soldiers who can't go home during army service.

Haredi lone soldiers receive new home in Jerusalem

'IDF can't handle so many haredi soldiers at once'

Education Minister Bennett says coalition crisis is 'hollow,' no reason to push for immediate draft of all haredi yeshiva students.

'IDF can't handle so many haredi soldiers at once'

Effigy of haredi IDF soldier hung in Jerusalem

Police remove second effigy in 12 hours, opposition MK demands coalition speak out against incitement.

Effigy of haredi IDF soldier hung in Jerusalem

Haredi rabbis ban dressing up as IDF soldiers during Purim

Group of 35 haredi rabbis sign letter forbidding children from dressing up as IDF soldiers. 'Stay away from this ugliness.'

Haredi rabbis ban dressing up as IDF soldiers during Purim

'You serve without sacrificing an iota of your faith'

President Reuven Rivlin meets with haredi soldiers of the 'Abirei Hashachar' battalion.

'You serve without sacrificing an iota of your faith'

IDF relaxes restrictions on facial hair for religious soldiers

The IDF relaxed its grooming standards to enable religious soldiers to grow beards after revised rules in 2016 caused a huge backlash.

IDF relaxes restrictions on facial hair for religious soldiers

Deri blasts preferences for haredi soldiers

'We argued for over an hour'. Interior Minister opposes preferences for haredim who served in the IDF when hiring for public sector jobs.

Deri blasts preferences for haredi soldiers

Watch: Haredi paratroopers train on 'Eichmann Tower'

All-haredi paratrooper company conducts simulated drops from IDF's 'Eichmann Tower', prepares for their first set of real jumps.

Watch: Haredi paratroopers train on 'Eichmann Tower'

Haredi officer awarded huge settlement over harassment

Court rules publishers of 'Shaming' pamphlets targeting and harassing haredi soldiers must pay 650,000 shekels to haredi officer.

Haredi officer awarded huge settlement over harassment

Double Standard?

Israelis back draft for haredim - but not Israeli Arabs

Two-thirds of Jews back drafting young haredi men into IDF - but mostly oppose extending draft to Arab community.

Israelis back draft for haredim - but not Israeli Arabs

Police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers after arrests

Anti-draft demonstrators' hands marked with numbers after they refuse to identify themselves to police.

Police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers after arrests

Female soldier who fended off anti-IDF radicals to be indicted?

IDF soldier who was harassed by dozens of anti-draft protesters faces possible assault charges.

Female soldier who fended off anti-IDF radicals to be indicted?

'You're following in Abraham's footsteps'

Haredi soldiers hold battalion exercise in Jordan Valley. 'You do what is right despite what others think, just like Abraham.'

'You're following in Abraham's footsteps'

Haredi enlistment rising - but IDF still not meeting goals

The number of haredi Jews drafting into the IDF continues to rise, but IDF is still far from reaching its goals, report finds.

Haredi enlistment rising - but IDF still not meeting goals

Homeless: Haredi family evicted over father's IDF service

Haredi family in Jerusalem thrown out of their home days before Rosh Hashanah after landlord discovers the father served in the IDF.

Homeless: Haredi family evicted over father's IDF service

That's not kosher: Haredi soldiers fed non-kosher food

Religious soldiers from Nahal Haredi unit sent to army education center given non-kosher food in violation of unit's regulations.

That's not kosher: Haredi soldiers fed non-kosher food

Brigade commander talks with haredi soldiers on women's singing

Commander removes haredi soldiers during social event with women's singing, encourages them to maintain their way of life in the army.

Brigade commander talks with haredi soldiers on women's singing

90% of haredi soldiers find jobs after army

New study shows 87% of Shachar soldiers and 88% of Netzah Yehuda soldiers integrate into job market after release from army.

90% of haredi soldiers find jobs after army

'Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked'

Likud MK slams haredi leaders for standing by and allowing incitement and violence against haredi IDF soldiers.

'Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked'

'Attacks on haredi soldiers harm all haredim'

Associate of leading haredi rabbinic figure says haredim who attack haredi soldiers commit a grave offense against Judaism.

'Attacks on haredi soldiers harm all haredim'

Rivlin: Haredi soldiers are the 'finest among our sons'

President tells haredi soldiers, 'You protect us at the front, we'll safeguard you on the home front.'

Rivlin: Haredi soldiers are the 'finest among our sons'

Watch: Haredi soldiers attacked at synagogue

3 haredi soldiers were extricated by police after being attacked by dozens of extremists at a synagogue in J'lem Beit Yisrael neighborhood.

Watch: Haredi soldiers attacked at synagogue

'Every soldier should walk proudly through Mea Shearim'

Protest march in Mea Shearim planned against attacks on haredi IDF soldiers.

'Every soldier should walk proudly through Mea Shearim'

'An IDF soldier wanted to buy a Torah book'

Yair Lapid protests on Facebook: An IDF soldier, son of a former MK, was attacked for attempting to buy a Torah book in Israel.

'An IDF soldier wanted to buy a Torah book'