No religious Jew would deny the merit that Torah study. But it is the height of folly to believe that a strong military is therefore unnecessary.
What is really being gained by continuing to force Haredim to stay in the beis medrash full time via a draft that exempts Haredim?
Universal army service will help integrate Haredim into the workplace so that they can earn a livable wage and support their families.
They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.
As long as rabbinic leaders live in the past and insist on calling the idea of ‘sharing the burden’ a 'shas haShmad,' antagonism toward Haredim will not change.
Divinity exemptions are designed to produce clergy that will serve the populace, not so that every single member of it becomes a member of the clergy.
This latest draft represents a 30% increase in the number of Haredim drafted into the battalion.
There is no reason why Haredim should continue to be the single biggest and fastest growing welfare demographic in all of Israel.
Drastic changes must be done gradually and with the cooperation of the affected sector of society.
Once again we see a great rabbinic figure who apparently does not understand what it is that really upsets the non-Haredi public, including many observant Jews.
A political tsunami is approaching, and the Jews in the land of Israel are fighting over total non-issues. If it weren’t so sad, it would be comical.
Bennett's pact with Yair Lapid, is not good for the country and is leading to fraternal hatred.
Shas and UTJ claim that they're joining the coalition. The question now is, who will be the last party to join?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not discounted the possibility of calling new elections, Likud sources say, according to the Israeli publication, Ma'ariv.
No one wants Hareidim moving into their neighborhood. But no one is letting them build all-Hareidi communities either.
Do these rabbis really think that Naftali Bennett, an observant Jew, or Rabbi Dov Lipman have “risen in our generation to destroy the Jewish people”?
My proposal to solve the contentious issue of Israel’s universal draft.
If we can’t forcibly draft Diaspora Jews, then it’s up to them to enlist on their own.
Lapid is a patriot who is both honest and who has a clear vision for the future. A vision that is inclusive of all!
Lapid's election success is a reflection of the widespread view among Israelis that external threats do not mean that the country's house should not be put in better order.
Boring is one of God's greatest gifts, especially for a soldier's mother.
My son-in-law needs to believe that there will be no need for soldiers in another 18 or so years. Deep down, I want to believe that too.
Egyptians want an Islamic state.
They're not sorry about the email, only about sending it.
According to Rav Meir Porush, it is better for Yeshiva students to sit in jail than to serve their country.
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