More than 100 chareidi men enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces’ Nachal Charedi unit today, the largest single-day enlistment in the history of the unit, media strategists Lerner Com reported.
Today’s enlistment was the first draft since the Aug. 1 expiration of the Tal Law, under which chareidi men had been essentially exempt from mandatory military service.
All in all, 200 chareidi men have enlisted to the special unit in August. The unit provides religious soldiers with the required facilities to observe the laws of Judaism.
Since 1999, when the Nachal Charedi, a battalion in the Kfir Brigade of the IDF, was established, some 4,000 chareidi men have served in it.
“The unit represents an unprecedented success in recruiting members of the ultra-Orthodox community to the military and integrating them into the process of contributing to the state,” the director of the Nachal Charedi support organization said in a statement issued Thursday.
Source: ISRAEL HAYOM