IDF Prepares for Pesach


idf-soldier1The IDF is finishing this year’s preparations for Pesach with stronger border security, classes in Torah, and more than 71 tons of matzah. The IDF goes on high alert on chagim, as terrorist groups often time their attacks to coincide with chagim in order to hit larger crowds of people and do maximum damage to Israeli morale.

Sedorim will be held in major IDF bases, in small outposts, and even on submarines. Soldiers doing guard duty in the field will be given individual trays of food, allowing them to conduct their own seder. Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi will meet with hundreds of “lone soldiers,” young soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel, at a special Seder hosted in their honor.

In order to host the hundreds of seders it has planned, the IDF has purchased 71 tons of matzoh, seven tons of fish, three tons of chicken, 60,000 kosher for Pesach shnitzels, 4.5 tons of Pesach cookies, 8 tons of matzah meal, and 13,000 bottles of grape juice.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Israel}