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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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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.

 

IDF Spokesperson's Office

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