Keeping Israel Safe: Serving the Israel Defense Forces by Barbara Sofer

By Barbara Sofer

Meet 4 Israeli teenagers as they make their offerings to hitch one of many many branches of the Israel safeguard Forces, and know about many of the branches of the IDF. As we get to grasp the 4 kids and keep on with their decision-making strategy approximately how one can satisfy their crucial provider, we learn the way the IDF with its complicated expertise, intelligence and guns structures, grew to become the most well-liked armies on this planet.

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The first hesder yeshiva, Kerem B’Yavneh, was founded in the 1950s. Following the Six Day War, the program expanded throughout the country. 44 Most hesder students are men, though there is a program for women, Hadas, which combines yeshiva study with service in the Army’s education and intelligence corps. Religious soldiers who serve in the regular IDF may spend a mechina (preparatory) year in yeshiva study combined with basic army training. Afterwards they serve the full three years in the army.

In 2004 the Women’s Corps was On Tu B’Shevat, members of the Navy join children in a hospital disbanded as a separate oncology ward to plant trees. division of the army. WOMEN IN NATIONAL SERVICE Young women, particularly those who are religiously observant, may choose other jobs under Sherut Leumi, the alternative service option. They can work in hospitals, teach children in disadvantaged areas, serve as nature guides, or help with immigrants. Young women in National Service don’t wear uniforms and don’t undergo basic training.

She could organize classes for soldiers in army bases or teach Hebrew to immigrant soldiers. She was asked to indicate her first and second choices. Dana decided to see where she would be assigned before making her final decision about whether to go into the army or into alternative service. Women soldiers munch sufganiyot (jelly donuts) on Hanukkah. 35 Israel is the only country where military service is compulsory for women. WOMEN IN THE IDF Women serve in the armies of many countries, but Israel is the only country where military service is compulsory for them.

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