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Hesder yeshiva student severely injured in Rafah

Neve Dekalim hesder yeshiva asks Jews around the world to pray for recovery of Yoni Greenblatt, an IDF soldier who was severely injured in Rafah.

Hesder yeshiva student severely injured in Rafah

Hesder Yeshivas in mourning after losing 8 students in a week

Malkia Gross, a student at the Or Etzion Yeshiva, was the eighth Hesder student to fall in battle in the past week: 'We cry for the loss of Malkia, who lived a short life but full of meaning and significance.'

Hesder Yeshivas in mourning after losing 8 students in a week

'Obligation based on the Torah'

Religious Zionist rabbis stress importance of military service

Several dozen religious Zionist rabbinical leaders, including heads of Hesder yeshivas, signed a letter opposing the “recruitment law” currently being advanced in the Government.

Religious Zionist rabbis stress importance of military service

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Hesder yeshivas hold festive prayer at the Western Wall

After a night of Torah study at the Western Wall, yeshiva students hold festive Jerusalem Day prayers, before returning to Torah learning.

Hesder yeshivas hold festive prayer at the Western Wall

IDF considering extending service for Hesder students

Several thousand students in Hesder Yeshivas currently in the IDF were supposed to be discharged at the beginning of summer but may have their service extended.

IDF considering extending service for Hesder students

Wounded in battle Yeshiva students dance on Purim

Mevaser Dwight, a student in the Karnei Shomron Hesder Yeshiva, and Second Lieutenant Noam Alon, a student at Yeshivat Hakotel, who were both seriously wounded in Gaza, were filmed dancing at their respective yeshivas.

Wounded in battle Yeshiva students dance on Purim

Hesder Yeshiva dean:

'Uriel insisted on fighting in Gaza with courage'

Rabbi Yehoshua Van-Dyke, head of the yeshiva in Itamar, eulogized his student Uriel Aviad Silberman: 'He loved Torah, he was very connected, caring, modest, helpful.'

'Uriel insisted on fighting in Gaza with courage'

Man arrested after robbing yeshiva in Acre

A man who stole property from the Hesder Yeshiva in Acre was caught and arrested during a police operation against theft in the area.

Man arrested after robbing yeshiva in Acre

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Hesder yeshiva students to be allowed to request gun license

'This is a process which will save lives, allow fighters who protect Israel to protect themselves and their families,' Min. Ben Gvir says.

Hesder yeshiva students to be allowed to request gun license

The rabbi who attended seven IDF marches in two weeks

Yeshivat Lev Hatorah's Rabbi Dudi Winkler accompanied his lone soldier students, on seven different marches over the past two weeks

The rabbi who attended seven IDF marches in two weeks

First-ever haredi hesder yeshiva enters 2nd year of operation

Netzach David, Israel's first-ever haredi hesder yeshiva, enters second year of operation, integrating Torah learning with combat service.

First-ever haredi hesder yeshiva enters 2nd year of operation

Yeshiva students learn Torah with prisoners

Students from Yeshivat Hakotel's hesder program visit Tsalmon Prison, learn Torah and dance with the prisoners.

Yeshiva students learn Torah with prisoners

'These tears combine happiness, spirituality, excitement, & joy'

Around 400 hesder yeshiva students accompanied by excited relatives enlist in the IDF, mostly in elite units.

'These tears combine happiness, spirituality, excitement, & joy'

End of blood donation boycott? MDA hasn't backed down

Hundreds resume blood donations due to dangerously low supplies, even though MDA still hasn't restored "father" and "mother."

End of blood donation boycott? MDA hasn't backed down

Emergency meeting of Hesder Rabbis

Budget cuts force rabbis to ask Prime Minister for emergency assistance to keep yeshivas open next year.

Emergency meeting of Hesder Rabbis

Low rate of COVID infection in religious-Zionist yeshivas

Around 28,000 tests conducted in last few months; just 34 active virus cases as of last week.

Low rate of COVID infection in religious-Zionist yeshivas

Chief Rabbi apologizes for comments regarding Hesder graduates

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef's office clarifies: 'Rabbi hasthe greatest respect for graduates of hesder yeshivas and their Torah learning'

Chief Rabbi apologizes for comments regarding Hesder graduates

Hesder yeshivas preparing to reopen

Preparations include higher partitions between capsules and better ventilation.

Hesder yeshivas preparing to reopen

Preschools and hesder yeshivas to close

PM Netanyahu announces: Preschools and daycares to close. DM Bennett orders hesder yeshivas, yeshiva dorms, to close as well

Preschools and hesder yeshivas to close

Mixed-gender service? We won't be able to perform reserve duty

A fourth battalion will now also incorporate mixed-gender service, leaving only one battalion out of five single-gender.

Mixed-gender service? We won't be able to perform reserve duty

Torah is our ‘nuclear reactor’

Some thousand participants gather in Jerusalem at an event in honor of the completion of the Talmud Bavli (Babylonian Talmud).

Torah is our ‘nuclear reactor’

Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Early morning Kinneret crossing by Bnei Akiva Yeshivot Center and students; 12-year-old takes first place.

Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Israeli humor:

'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

In preparation for Kinneret crossing led by hesder yeshivas, MK called for reprimand after admitting he does mixed swimming.

'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

'Today it's much harder to be a Torah scholar'

Yeshivat Torah in Zion head explains purpose of fund - raising the next generation of Torah scholars in religious Zionism.

'Today it's much harder to be a Torah scholar'

'Hotovely is brave, she attacked no one and hurt no one'

Sderot Hesder Yeshiva dean says critics of Deputy FM Hotovely 'only want to censure the government.'

'Hotovely is brave, she attacked no one and hurt no one'

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Chief Ethiopian Jewish rabbi retires, new rabbi learned in Religious Zionist yeshivas and published over ten books.

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

'End the plots and the incitement'

Defense Minister calls reports of closing of pre-military yeshiva 'incitement' and an attempt to score political points at IDF's expense.

'End the plots and the incitement'

Will religious soldiers be forced to shave their beards?

Outrage over new IDF orders, as hundreds of religious-Zionist soldiers say they will go to jail rather than violate religious convictions.

Will religious soldiers be forced to shave their beards?

Number of Hesder Yeshiva Students Up 5%

Hesder Yeshiva Association head Rabbi Karov says there's no surprise that combined army-Torah study track gaining popularity.

Number of Hesder Yeshiva Students Up 5%

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.

IDF Recruits Enlist 'To Prove The Hesder Way'

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Rabbi: MK Stern Deliberately Lying about Yeshivas

Hesder yeshiva rabbi outraged by Hatnua MK’s claims. ‘He knows he’s twisting the truth.’

Rabbi: MK Stern Deliberately Lying about Yeshivas

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 Zionism

MK Stern Explains Views, Fights Fire with Fire

Zionist Yeshivas Angry with Bennett

Zionist yeshivas absorbed a 40% budget cut and warned they will soon be unable to pay salaries.

Zionist Yeshivas Angry with Bennett

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 requirements

Bennett: I Won't Let Peretz Damage Hesder Yeshivas

Hesder Official: Hareidim, Religious Zionists Suffer Together

The budget cuts proposed by the government are decimating all yeshivas, a top Hesder Yeshiva official said

Hesder Official: Hareidim, Religious Zionists Suffer Together

Zionist Yeshivas Fear 'Collapse of Torah World'

Hesder and other Zionist yeshivas say budget cuts do not differentiate between them and non-Zionist yeshivas.

Zionist Yeshivas Fear 'Collapse of Torah World'

IDF to Cancel Draft Notices for First Year Hesder Students

Draft notices that were sent to students in their first year of Hesder yeshiva will be cancelled, IDF officials say.

IDF to Cancel Draft Notices for First Year Hesder Students

Soldier Killed Terrorist, Continued to Shoot until Hit

Hesder yeshiva student-soldier Netanel Yahalomi killed one terrorist and fired another 23 bullets until he was shot dead.

Soldier Killed Terrorist, Continued to Shoot until Hit

IDF Bases Receive '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.

IDF Bases Receive 'Special Forces’ for Holiday Prayers

85% of Hesder Recruits – in Combat Units

August recruitment cycle will include 450 Hesder students, with huge majority headed for combat.

85% of Hesder Recruits – in Combat Units

Zionist Yeshivas Won’t be Affected by Tal Law's Demise

Ministerial committee approved bill regulating Zionist yeshiva students' army service, despite Shas opposition.

Zionist Yeshivas Won’t be Affected by Tal Law's Demise

Will Tal Law's Demise Hurt Hesder Yeshivas?

Thousands of hesder yeshiva students could lose their legal status unless a solution is found.

Will Tal Law's Demise Hurt Hesder Yeshivas?

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.

Video in Memory of Victim of Terror at Yeshiva

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 service

Orlev: I will not support the Tal Law

Yeshiva Students' 'We Won't Serve' Petition: Wake-Up Call to 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."

Yeshiva Students' 'We Won't Serve' Petition: Wake-Up Call to IDF

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.

Yeshiva Students to Gantz: Let Us Keep Halakha

Report: Religious Men in Army Bad for Women

A special IDF report claims integration of religious soldiers in the service leads to discrimination against women -- in song.

Report: Religious Men in Army Bad for Women