What distinguishes the IDF from other armies in the world is a Torah scroll on each base, which strengthens their fighting spirit and reminds them about their values.

Unfortunately, many Torah scrolls become unfit for public use according to Jewish law because of physical conditions in the field, including dampness or storage in semi-open areas.

Oz Vehadar (Hebrew for “Strength and Dignity”) is a special project in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Defense which repairs Torah scrolls that are then given to bereaved families of fallen IDF soldiers and to IDF bases.

Each Torah Scroll must be fixed according to its particular needs, re-instated to the army unit to which it was originally dedicated and returned to service for the soldiers of the base.

Watch and see the joy these Torah scrolls bring to the soldiers!