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May 5, 2014 9:23 am

Report: Ultra-Orthodox Israelis Quietly Joining Israel Defense Force Ranks

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An IDF Officer training ceremony. Photo: Wiki Commons.

AP – Moshe Prigan starts his day off just like many other men in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak with his morning prayer. It’s only later that the routine takes an unexpected twist, when he puts on his air force uniform and heads to the Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

The 30-year-old captain doesn’t just serve in the military. He also recruits other ultra-Orthodox Jewish men to enlist, something the cloistered community traditionally has avoided doing.

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