Monday, May 27, 2013

Ani matzhir!

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!


  1. Hello!
    I happened upon this story today,& cannot help but marvel at these brave&religious men who are willing to serve Israel.I am neither Israeli , nor Jewish, and I live in Maryland, but was taught from an early age to love my country,and, through friends and relatives, to love Israel.The parents of these men must be so proud of them for their service and love of their country.God bless them, God bless Israel, and, God bless the United States of America!

    1. Anonymous - Amen and welcome to the blog!


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