'Giving their heart and soul'
A soldier in the regiment usually serves for two years and then spends a year completing high school final exams and acquiring a profession for civilian life.
Recruitment by word of mouth
One of the most significant issues when enlisting haredi soldiers is the cost of enlisting each man. Today, a haredi soldier who is married with children is eligible for a monthly stipend worth thousands of shekels and that is before the cost of investing in special kosher certification, the special physical conditions and the need for special functionaries for the haredi regiment is discussed.
During basic training the soldiers attend all prayer services together, but when they are deployed, their varying schedules mean that each soldier prays in his own free time.
The regiment commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Amichai Segal is in no rush to rid the regiment of soldiers who are less observant of halachic laws and only does so when the soldier shows a tendency for rule breaking.
One officer who had nothing but praise for the regiment was Colonel Udi Ben Muha, commander of the Kfir Brigade, through which the haredi Netzah Yehuda regiment operates.
In an interview to Ynet in April he refuted claims that the Netzah Yehuda regiment was a "black ghetto in the army" and claimed that it was a successful infantry regiment and that he wished "there were more like it. The costs of the regiment were negligible when compared with its national importance."