The young married Chabad woman who was locked up by the IDF before Rosh Hashanah has been released.
MKs Dr. Michael Ben-Ari (Ichud HaLeumi) and Uri Maklev (Yahadut HaTorah) sent a letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak calling upon him to intervene to have the young woman released before the yomim tovim.
Mrs. Devorah Cohen was arrested about three weeks ago because she failed to take care of filing her IDF status as a teenager, and when she came to address the issue she was taken into custody. After several attempts, a request from the family of the young married lady was sent to IDF Chief of Personnel Major-General Orna Barvibai and he ordered her release from IDF Prison 4.
Hearing of the decision to release her on Thursday, 4 Tishrei, her family was overjoyed and a modest seuda was held in their home to mark the event. She had been sentenced to 50 days imprisonment and Baruch Hashem was released after 20 days.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)