Israeli soldiers of the Ultra-Orthodox battalion Netzah Yehuda of the IDF's Kfir Brigade take part in a swearing-in ceremony. While military service is compulsory in Israel tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox are currently exempted from service.
An assault rifle and a Bible are handed out to each graduating soldier at the end of their basic training course.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up some 10 percent of Israel's population of eight million
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