Tzitzit for IDF Combat Soldiers

Recently Res. Col. Rabbi Yedidya Alter of the IDF's Central Command brought to our attention the acute shortage of olive green tzitzit garments for combat soldiers.

They are made of a unique fabric designed to wick moisture away from the skin and to last under difficult field conditions.

Many combat soldiers refer to the olive green tzitzit as השכפ"ץ האמיתי ("the real bullet-proof vest"). Colonel Alter says not only soldiers from religious homes are asking to wear them. "When bullets are flying at you, there's no such thing as a non-religious soldier," he told me.

The IDF Rabbinate is churning out supplies as fast as it can, but supplies were rapidly depleted, following the major call-up of reserve combat soldiers for Operation Protective Edge.

Because they are ordering in bulk, directly from the manufacturer, the cost per tzitzit garment is just $10. If you are able to donate one or five or 10 or 50, please select one of the following options:

1) Send a U.S. check to:

American Friends of the IDF Rabbinate
c/o David Schwartz
5 Sutton Road
Monsey, NY 10952

2) Donate by credit card on the American Friends of the IDF Rabbinate website.

3) If you make a purchase on our tallit and tzitzit webstore, you can donate by clicking here and adding any quantity of tzitzit to your shopping cart.