Jerusalem – Israeli President Lights First Hanukkah Candle With Haredi Soldiers

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    Jerusalem – The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, lit the first Hanukkah candle at his official residence in Jerusalem accompanied by soldiers from the Israeli Orthodox FDI battalions, whom he congratulated for his dedication to religion and defense of the country.

    Rivlin said to the soldiers: “I see them, and I see the modern Hasmoneans: soldiers, warriors, righteous people, who occupy themselves in the Torah. This is really Al HaNisim . I am also very impressed by the inner diversity here: Hasidic, Lithuanian and Sephardic. You represent very well the groups in the Haredi sector. ”

    The president added: “I would like to express deep gratitude for your contribution to the security of the State of Israel, and your contribution is at all levels. You are a bridge that brings you closer and unifies. You are pioneers in this. ”

    Rivlin lights first Hanukkah candle with ultra-Orthodox soldiers
    RIVLIN LIGHTS FIRST HANUKKAH CANDLE WITH ULTRA-ORTHODOX SOLDIERS
    2 DEC, 2018
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    Jewish Link Mexico and Israel – The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, lit the first Hanukkah candle at his official residence in Jerusalem accompanied by soldiers from the Israeli Orthodox FDI battalions, whom he congratulated for his dedication to religion and defense of the country.

    Rivlin said to the soldiers: “I see them, and I see the modern Hasmoneans: soldiers, warriors, righteous people, who occupy themselves in the Torah. This is really Al HaNisim . I am also very impressed by the inner diversity here: Hasidic, Lithuanian and Sephardic. You represent very well the groups in the Haredi sector. ”

    The president added: “I would like to express deep gratitude for your contribution to the security of the State of Israel, and your contribution is at all levels. You are a bridge that brings you closer and unifies. You are pioneers in this. ”

    At the end of his speech, Rivlin told the soldiers: “You inspire us and show us that we can find a balance between preserving the State and preserving the most sensitive, each with its own values ​​and way of life. I remember that in my military service I served with a few ultra-Orthodox soldiers. We do not change our lifestyle, and we do not try not to change the lifestyle of our friends. We were all brothers in arms. ”

    About 7,400 Haredi soldiers, officers and career soldiers are part of the IDF, and in the last decade there has been an increase of 10.5 in terms of increased enlistments.

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    5 COMMENTS

    1. Dunno which is more despicable. Rivlin deciding to honor Chanuka of all yomim tovim cuz it’s pleasurable and is celebrated by non jews too unfortunately? Or the chareidim enlisted in the heretic army? Not sure. Both are ugly. Hope they remain true to their faith on spite of all odds against them. They look quite in the beginerish and still in chareidi garb. The slippery slope is inevitable unfortunately. A prayer wld help. May Gd watch over them and give them the senses to get back to where they truly belong.

    2. This is revolting. The truth is mamash the opposite of Rivlin’s statement.

      The chashmonaim fought the misyavnim (and the yevanim) to restore the primacy of Torah. Lihavdil, the Zionists are precisely the opposite. Zionism is all about replacing the Torah with, liHavdil, Nationalism.

    3. What a Kiddush Hashem!! Kein Yirbu – the Pereg losers and Laytzanim should learn from this and get their butts off the street from in front of buses and contribute something to klal yisroel.

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