Since the founding of the State of Israel, there have been, several attempts to re-establish the ancient city of Modiin.
Finally, in 5756 (1996) the city began to be populated, and since then Modiin continues its robust development. Today, there are about 80,000 residents and the city plans include a population of 120,000.
The site on which the city was established has spiritual, historical and national importance. The ancient village of Modiim was the home of the Maccabees,and the base from which they set out to fight - against impossible odds - for the sake of the Torah, mitzvot and the Temple in Jerusalem. This region is a symbol of the spirit of the verse, “Not by might, and not by power, but by My spirit, says G-d.” For the Meir Harel Hesder Yeshiva, an essential part of its mission is to be a source of spirituality in the city of Modiin.