Recruit number 2,000 to haredi regiment says that while best way to defend Israel is by studying Torah, those who are unable to do so must join the IDF
Grilus, who traded his black suit for army uniform Sunday morning, was a student at prestigious Lithuanian yeshivot and enlisted in the IDF following his brother, who also served in the haredi Nahal.
Founded in 1999, the regiment is considered to be very successful, and has even registered an increase of 15 percent in the number of recruits this year.
Grilus will undergo four months of boot camp, followed by advanced training, after which he will join one of the veteran brigades in the regiment.
"It should be kept in mind that the soldiers who joined the regiment wouldn't have enlisted in the army if there wasn't a haredi regiment committed to observing Torah, mitzvot and the haredi atmosphere," he added.
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