Bennett Removed Yarmulka For Two Years

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Speaking to Israel’s HOT TV channel, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett admitted that he spent two years as a secular Jew.

“After I completed the punishing training course in the Sayeret Matkal (Reconnaissance Unit 269) unit and arrived at Officer Training School, I removed my yarmulke,” he said. “I wanted to be exposed to the secular world. It was something that attracted me a lot… For about two years I did not wear a yarmulke.”

Bennett credits his return to Torah observance to the anti-religious outburst that erupted after former Prime Minister Rabin’s assassination 1995.

Raised in San Francisco, Bennett influenced his parents to become observant when he returned from a religious kindergarten wearing a yarmulke and tzitzis.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Hero a bit. Wear the kippah. They are the holy.

    Gesture of knowing G-d is favored. Total Torah feels it well all day and all night. Even a head cover to sleep is health. Have more yireh.

  2. I prefer this emes’ah yid over a strimel wearing NK or their sponsors. Who ever was his kindergarten teacher should be rewarded for influencing mr Bennett so much.


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