On Thursday, hundreds of Haredim demonstrated in Jerusalem, declaring that they do not recognize the Zionist State and why did the state stop their SS payments just because they refuse to be drafted.
It takes years of devoted learning to come up with an answer to this complicated sugia-issue. Meanwhile they fought the cops, the cops beat down on them, and at one point this Haredi guy, hat covered in plastic against police hosing, grabbed this police horse’s tail.
Classic Man vs. Beast situation.
I have it on good authority the horse was deeply offended.
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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