On Sunday 15 Elul 5772 150 members of Nachal Chareidi were at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill for their swearing-in ceremony. The soldiers were officially presented with their M16s, as well as an IDF Tanach. Rabbonim of Nachal Chareidi were present and they addressed the events along with a number of officers.
Base commander Lt.-Colonel Kfir Cohen spoke, mentioning the tznius of the soldiers and their commitment to Torah and soldiering. He feels the Nachal Chareidi experiment was a success that exceeded the most optimistic of expectations.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)