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IDF soldiers eating matzah in the field on Passover

Preparations are under way among the IDF units in advance of the Jewish holiday of Passover, and the upcoming Seder meal which takes place on the first night of the holiday.

The festival of freedom is celebrated by IDF soldiers and commanders in all IDF units.


As in previous years, the IDF Food and Logistics Division is preparing to provide the camps with a menu for the Seder night and holiday days, including food items for holding the Passover seder.

In preparation for the holiday, the IDF has purchased around 12,000 kilos of various kinds of kosher flour for Passover, 2,400 kilos of matza flour, about 13,000 kilos of fish, about 50,000 kilos of beef, 45,000 kilos of turkey and 130,000 kilos of chicken.

In addition, the IDF’s food supply system has prepared a range of kosher products for Pesach, including 65,000 kilos of matzo, and 13,000 packages of charoset.

Some 4,800 personal order items are ready for the soldiers for the holiday.. For dessert, about 3,500 kg of dried fruit, about 60,000 mousse cakes and about 17,500 kg of cakes and cookies will be delivered to the dining rooms. The soldiers will raise the four cups for the holiday with 17,000 liters of grape juice; about 21,000 bottles of water are also ready to be distributed to the bases.

This year too, a full menu is being given to vegan soldiers, who are sensitive to gluten and allergies on the basis of kosher dishes for Passover.

Fighters for the Jewish State this year will be able to choose their culinary selections from such delectable tidbits as: whole baked salmon with herbs and pickled lemon paste, Garlic and honey, baked Anna style potatoes, assorted assortments, a variety of salads, potato and sweet potato pancakes, Ratatouille Fresh vegetables, stir-fry with rich vegetables, and a selection of desserts.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.