(DAVID GUTTENFELDER / AP)
Israeli soldiers load missiles on a military vehicle as Israeli orthodox Jews dance, to show their support for the troops.
Israeli Soldiers eating "Haman's ears" the traditional pastry of the Judaic festival of Vengeance, Purim
After finishing an extensive period of service on the front lines of the Jordan Valley action area, the 'Netzach Yehuda' Battalion, Kfir Brigade's Ultra Orthodox battalion, set out on a front-line service trek. The total distance is 14 km, and the course finishes at the Mazada fortress by the Dead Sea. At the end, all of the warriors and soldiers of the command gathered for morning prayer services, with the view of the Dead Sea.
Photo by Abir Sultan / IDF Photo
Soldiers wearing prayer shawls and phylacteries while praying the morning service in the field prior to resuming their training.
The "Netzach Yehuda" ("Eternity of Judah") unit includes many young men who made Aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in order to join the IDF.
The "Netzach Yehuda" unit has captured scores of wanted terrorists and is reknowned for its extremely high level of motivation.
The standards of Kosher certification of the food in Nachal Hareidi, and the all-male setting are designed to enable Hareidi-religious Jews to join the IDF.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/84454