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IDF: Haredi Yeshiva Deans Cheat, Covering for No-Show Students

"It is inconceivable that deans of yeshivas would lie knowingly and sign for their students as if they're present full time in the yeshivas, while in reality they're not there."
Brigadier-Gen. Gadi Agmon, in a closed committee session, launched a vehement attack on the deans of Haredi yeshivas, accusing them of outright lying and covering up for students who are registered but do not show up for classes.

Brigadier-Gen. Gadi Agmon, in a closed committee session, launched a vehement attack on the deans of Haredi yeshivas, accusing them of outright lying and covering up for students who are registered but do not show up for classes.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office

Clearly, the IDF, or maybe just its representative before the committee, have had enough of the lies, and decided to confront the Haredim, at least behind closed doors. But it’s doubtful whether they will, from now on, speak out publicly about those same yeshiva deans who give shelter to hundreds upon hundreds of law breakers.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “IDF: Haredi Yeshiva Deans Cheat, Covering for No-Show Students”

  1. Ch Hoffman says:

    end the exemption completely with a limited number of exceptions; let the community itself designate a finite number of "scholars"; let the rest be subject to the draft like every other Israeli kid who lays his life on the line to protect the country.

    Force the new Chief Rabbis to take a stand NOW!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The same thing happened here in America. Remember the 4D YESHIVAS. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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