“The Maccabees of our generation”: Defense Minister, Chief of Staff and senior officers lit first candle in the “Netzah Yehuda” Haredi battalion
As a gesture of appreciation and a sign of trust for the ultra-Orthodox serving in the IDF, this evening the Minister of Defense, Mr. Bnei Gantz, and the Chief of Staff, Major General Aviv Kochavi, lit the first Hanukkah candle in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion near Beit El.
In the words of the rabbi of the Netzah Yehuda Association and one of the founders of the battalion, Rabbi David Fox: The people of Israel thank you for your dedication and determination. “
The Minister of Defense and the Chief of Staff noted in their remarks the uniqueness of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion as an outstanding battalion and their appreciation for the ultra-Orthodox soldiers who sometimes even serve at the cost of being cut off from home. In his remarks, the Minister of Defense noted the words of Rabbi David Fox from Netzach Yehuda organization that the soldiers of the battalion are the Maccabees of this generation.
בThe event was attended by the Minister of Defense, Mr. Bnei Gantz, and the Chief of Staff, Major General Aviv Kochavi. In addition, the Commander of the Central Command, Gen. Yehuda Fux. Maj. Gen. Avi Bllut. Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Defense Mr. Moshe Tzin, Head of the Recruitment Division at the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Udi Dror, CEO of the Netzach Yehuda Association, Mr. Yossi Levy, representatives of the bereaved families and soldiers and commanders of the battalion.