The swearing-in ceremony.
The swearing-in ceremony. Screenshot

New recruits to the Israel Defense Forces who are hard of hearing taught their peers how to sing the Israeli national anthem, Hatikva, in sign language. They performed it at their swearing-in ceremony, surprising their parents and friends and moving many of them to tears, reported the IDF blog.

The ceremony marked the end of a special basic training course for soldiers who volunteered for IDF service despite disabilities that made it possible for them to opt out of military service, had they chosen to.