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The Holiest Day of the Year: How IDF Soldiers Observe Yom Kippur

The IDF is nothing if not innovative. For soldiers who are on the front lines during the Yom Kippur Fast, the army suggests they suck on popsicles to keep their strength without violating to laws of the fast.
If the soldiers cannot come to the Torah, then the Torah comes to the soldiers; Torah reading in the field

If the soldiers cannot come to the Torah, then the Torah comes to the soldiers; Torah reading in the field
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He says as a result of the war, “quiet” radio stations were created and are still in use today by the religious public who would not be turning on their radio during Yom Kippur or most holidays. The radio station stays completely silent unless there is an emergency safety alert.

 

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3 Responses to “The Holiest Day of the Year: How IDF Soldiers Observe Yom Kippur”

  1. Joel Schnur says:

    mi k'amcha Yisrael?

  2. very interesting article.

  3. sussmanbern says:

    I would very much like to see this article double-checked and expanded.
    In the 7th paragraph:  Are soldiers allowed to eat & drink every NINE minutes?  That doesn’t seem like even a partial fast.  Could it be that the interval is NINETY minutes?
    I would want more details on exactly how much IDF soldiers in various situations are allowed to eat, drink, and otherwise observe the Holy Day restrictions.  There are Jewish soldiers and sailors in the American military, and in other countries, who get no concessions for the holiday and are pretty much left to their own devices on how to observe Yom Kippur while on active duty.  The complete details of what is and isn’t allowed in the various branches and situations in the IDF would be guidance for all those Jewish servicemen in other countries for many years to come.

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