Common questions

Haredi units in the IDF

What is the Netzach Yehuda Battalion?

Netzach Yehuda is the name of a number of IDF recruitment routes intended for the ultra-Orthodox. The most prominent route is service in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion, 97th Battalion, which belongs to the Kfir Brigade of the Infantry. The name “Netzach Yehuda” is an acronym for “Haredi Military Youth”, and Yehuda is named after the battalion’s founder, Yehuda Duvdevani.

Netzach Yehuda is a combat battalion in the 99th Division – the IDF’s multi – scene fire division. The battalion has received many honors and praise from its commanders throughout the years.

What is the Tomer Company in Givati? "Hetz" in the paratroopers?

The IDF set up two squads of fighters anxious similar format Netzach Yehuda Battalion. Platoons quality and receive many successes and evaluation Givati commanders and paratroopers.

In 2014, the ultra-Orthodox Tomer Company was established in Givati. The Givati Brigade has been at the forefront of the IDF and has had a battle heritage since the days of the War of Independence.
In 2016, an IDF company (Haredi Paratroopers) was established in the Paratroopers Brigade. The fighters are required to undergo preliminary screening – formation in order to select a quality group of fighters.

What is the ultra-Orthodox unit in the Air Force?

In 2010, the “Defenders of the Negev” fighter company was established in the Air Force. The voyage deals with the defense of the Air Force base, which has a variety of classified fighter jets and intelligence units. In addition, the voyage carries out operational activities in the sectors of Judea and Samaria, Hebron and Benjamin. The operational voyage allows those with a profile of 72 to join and serve as part of the IDF’s combat unit.

The unique environment for the Haredi soldier

I want to enlist but am afraid of falling, what to do?

In the Haredi tracks in the IDF, there is full adjustment to the needs of the Haredi soldier, such as gender, Sabbath observance, strict observance of prayers and school hours, and unique accompaniment of rabbis and advisers of the Nahal Haredi Association. The army does not want to change the lifestyle of the Haredi soldier, but to allow the preservation of values while serving and contributing to the people of Israel, and therefore all options can be used to preserve the spirit and values. In addition, it is possible to go to preparatory frameworks for the IDF (“Hesder Yeshiva -“בצוותא” and “Tiferet Ha’arazim” preparatory program)

If I do not have a matriculation and studied in a yeshiva, am I eligible for a year of education?

Certainly!
The mission / education year was designed to address those who did not purchase a high school diploma before military service. When the soldier reaches the third year of service, he completes his matriculation / preparatory studies, so that when he is released, the soldier is ready for civilian life like the rest of his peers in the State of Israel.

Are "Netzah Yehuda" is only a combat unit?

No. Today, the army allows a wide range of routes for the Haredi soldier.
Starting with the ICT Corps – algorithm development, network management, as well as practical electrical, electronics and more courses. And ending in many positions of combat supporters, such as: transport drivers, intelligence NCOs, cooks, logistics and many other options. You can contact the soldiers’ center on the contact page on the website and get all the necessary information.