“Life in the IDF as a haredi soldier offers a different slate of trials and tribulations than the average recruit encounters”

Haredim in the IDF get the small-screen treatment
by Amy Spiro
October 18, 2017

A group of angry ultra-Orthodox Jews surrounds a bus, yelling and throwing eggs on it. Aboard the bus? Haredi men who are signing up for army service. While it could be a clip in a news story, this scene is from the first episode of Kippat Barzel, an Israeli scripted drama from Keshet that premiered on Tuesday night. The show, whose title translates to Iron Dome but is also a pun relating to the kippa, tells the story of a platoon in the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, still known as “Nahal Haredi”…The show is directed by Alon Zingman, who is also behind the popular TV program Shtisel, which focuses on an ultra-Orthodox family living in the heart of Jerusalem. READ MORE

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