Yesterday, the IDF’s Netzach Yehudah battalion (aka Nachal Chareidi) held an induction ceremony (i.e. a tekes hashba’ah, for the Hebraically-oriented amongst you) in Yerushalayim.
Here’s an incredibly moving look at that ceremony:
Additional pictures are available here.
Note that as observant Jews, the soldiers are allowed to say “ani matzhir!” (“I declare!”) instead of the more traditional “ani nishba!” (“I swear!”).
This is yet another one of the many ways that the IDF does everything it can to take religious soldiers’ needs into consideration.
May Hashem watch over and protect them and all our beloved chayalim!