Meet the new crop of recruits from OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum to the IDF’s Intelligence Corps (hence the blurred faces), on the day of their enlistment into the military.
Like their secular peers, this group too bid their last-minute goodbyes to friends and family, underwent registration, doctor’s physical exams and vaccinations, received their Army ID cards and dog tags, had their teeth photographed, fingerprints taken and blood samples drawn. And then, before setting out to their military base, they regrouped to daven mincha – recite the afternoon prayers.
“As soldiers, our students serve as a source of inspiration and sanctify God’s name on a daily basis in their contribution to the State of Israel and its security,” said Rabbi Ohad Teharlev, Director of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Hadas Torah/IDF Program. “They are living proof that one can be serious about learning Torah being a religious woman of valor even while serving in the IDF.”