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Serving in the IDF

The experience of serving in the Israeli army differs from person to person, and can be - depending on who you are - daunting, exciting, challenging, inspiring, or all of these things combined. For new Olim, serving in the army is a means of successfully integrating into Israeli society, mastering Hebrew and learning cultural norms. Every Israeli citizen is obligated to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF); service is mandatory for men age 18-25 and women age 17-20. The articles below provide in-depth information about the draft, rights and benefits for soldiers, Sherut Leumi (National Service for religious women) and more. If you have questions, please email: army@nbn.org.il
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1 Knowing Your Health Rights During IDF Service 469
2 Army: Frequently Asked Questions 5446
3 Army Service For Men 57771
4 Army Service for Women 24408
5 Chayal Boded (Lone Soldier) Benefits 37019
6 Finding a Job After the Army 9748
7 Joining the Israeli Army – Tzav Rishon (First Notice) and Drafting 35392
8 Army Service Programs 7818
9 Pre-Army Mechina Programs 5632
10 Composing your First Resume 5748
11 Sal Klita (Absorption Basket) for Singles 5845
12 Choosing a Career - Online Resources 8223
13 Volunteer Programs 25472
14 Getting By on Your Army Salary 3401
15 Extension of Rights for Olim 17034
16 Job Seeking Resources - Hebrew 3406
17 Army Preparation Courses for Olim Chadashim 3873
18 Yom Giyus (Draft Day) 12889
19 FAQ: Serving in Machal 4285
20 Machal - Volunteers in the IDF 18907
21 Nefesh B'Nefesh-Sar-El Army Volunteers 8100
22 Basic Training in the IDF 26201
23 Useful Military (IDF) Terms 18380
24 Bikur Rofeh Health Clinics for Off-Duty Soldiers 9854
25 Sherut Leumi (National Service) 21203
26 Sherut Leumi (National Service) FAQ 9077
27 Signing Up for Sherut Leumi in High School 5398
28 Life After the Army 12712
29 Teens and the IDF 10359
30 Army Packing List for Women 8658

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