Yeshivas Hararei Tzion, the first chareidi Mechina located in Camp Gadi in the Jordan Valley, is up and running. The school will open to talmidim on August 7, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Elul.
According to Deputy Defense Minister (Likud) Danny Danon, who visited the site, it represents a major step in the true sharing of the military burden via ahavas chinam and bringing people closer to one another. The graduates of this chareidi program will serve three years in the IDF in the Netzach Yehuda (Nachal Chareidi) combat brigade.
Danon told the heads of the chareidi Mechina that as the nation’s deputy defense minister he will work towards the establishment of additional chareidi Mechina programs.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
If they were trying to boast peace between the hareidim and the Israelis, the press release would discuss the accomplishments in learning and mitsvos of the soldier wannabees, and how they will serve their long terms in the army without doing they’ld be embarassed to tell the people back home about.
Ahavas chinum. Nice. That should be the governments derech.
where would your gold bricking friends be if there was no IDF?
1. If there was no medinah (i.e. if you hadn’t rejected the hareidi leadership 90 years ago and hadn’t murdered their shliach in charge of peace talks), we would probably living and learning and freely doing mitsvos in peace in the Kingdom of Greater Syria. The war is the result of your decision to conquer the Arabs, kick them off of land they lived in for a millenia, and trying to force them to westernize.
2. Most hareidim have to scramble to make a living since you won’t allow them to hold jobs in Israel’s establishment economy, both by requiring army service as a precondition for employment and be creating a gigantic hostile work environment for frum Jews.
3. If you believe that Torah and Mitsvos constitute “gold bricking” perhaps you should be signing on to “Reform World News” or “Atheist World News” or at least to “Apikores World News”.