Chabadnikim serving in the IDF who identify with the Meshichist element received a new guideline from the military today. They may no longer wear the so-called ‘Yechi’ yarmulkes.
Chief of the Conduct and Discipline Unit Lt. Colonel Oren Avraham issued the new order, Ladaat.net reports. The lt. colonel explains that all yarmulkes with writing are not permitted and this will not be an exception.
He also issued a number of other regulations, but they are not relevant to the chareidi soldier.
The new regulation was accepted by the chief of personnel, Major-General Orna Barvibai, and it permits any size yarmulke in any color, but without any and all writing.