IDF: Haredim interested in mixing service, study

11.06.2012                      21.Siwan. 5772

Wehrdienst:

IDF: Haredim interested in mixing service, study

Mofaz says enlistment of more from ultra-Orthodox sector would save army a great deal of money.

Brig.-Gen. Gadi Agmon of the IDF’s manpower directorate presented proposals to the Keshev committee for combined IDF service and Torah study that are similar in style to the hesder program for national-religious men. Hesder recruits typically study Torah for three and a half years and serve in the IDF for 18 months….