Army Draft

Army Draft2021-02-10T19:35:43+00:00
1. Does anyone who moves to Israel need to draft to the army?2021-02-01T20:08:31+00:00

 No, only people who fall into a specific  category of “Draftable”- generally this exempts Women, men over the age of 22 and Yeshiva Bochurim who will continue learning in Yeshiva

2. Can a Yeshiva Bochur move to Israel by himself or with his family and stay in Yeshiva indefinitely?2021-02-01T20:07:56+00:00

Yes, as long as he is enrolled in a Yeshiva he can maintain his Yeshiva Bochur status and is eligible for a draft deferment (if he already spent time learning in a yeshiva in Israel circumstances varrey)

3. If I never drafted to the army can I legally earn a living?2021-02-01T20:08:01+00:00

Yes, as long as you don’t have a status of “deserter/ עריק”

4. If I avoid making Israeli citizenship am I exempt from the draft?2021-02-01T20:07:06+00:00

Yes, though this might not be necessary since there are ways of avoiding the draft while maintaining Israeli citizenship

5. What do the terms “Petur” and “Dichuy” mean?2021-02-01T20:07:40+00:00

A. “Petur” means that one is completely exempt from the army draft

B. “Dichuy” means postponement, it’s a term used to describe the status of a Yeshiva bochur enabling him to postpone the draft as long as he is enrolled in a Yeshiva

The information provided here is general and applies to typical Aliyah scenarios- if you, or one of your parents, has or had in the past Israeli citizenship, or if you spent significant time in Israel prior to making Aliyah your draft status may vary

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