Barak reinstates Har Bracha as high yeshiva, not ‘hesder‘

12.07.2011                      10.Tammus, 5771

Armeedienst:

Barak reinstates Har Bracha as high yeshiva, not ‘hesder'

Defense minister's decision comes after yeshiva head refuses to retract statements supporting insubordination in army in some circumstances.

In what seems a significant move to bury the hatchet, the Defense Ministry on Monday said they have decided to recognize Yeshiva Har Bracha as part of the institutions where students can defer military service in order to learn Torah.
In December 2009, Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced the yeshiva would no longer be part of the arrangement, or hesder, under which men combine 16 months in the army with close to four years studying in yeshiva….