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Jerusalem - Israeli AG: Charedim Doing Nat'l Service To Be Exempt From IDF

Published on: August 1, 2012 01:56 PM
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Jerusalem - Haredim volunteering for national service will be allowed to complete their programs without being drafted into the IDF despite the expiration of the “Tal Law,” Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ruled Wednesday.

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The ruling will affect around 2,000 members of the ultra-orthodox currently enrolled in national service programs, who will continue to be exempt from IDF service.

The Tal Law officially expired at midnight on Tuesday and now 54,000 yeshiva students who have legally deferred national service for religious studies are obligated to perform military service.

The law, enacted in 2002, provided a legal framework for full-time yeshiva students, mainly from the haredi community, to indefinitely defer military service.

Content provided as courtesy of The Jerusalem Post


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 Aug 01, 2012 at 02:35 PM RebKlemson Says:

just got back from israel, they are laughing as hard as we are at the idea that starting midnite there was a draft

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 02:47 PM judy Says:

lookin good keep it up its good for your heart work those muscles

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 02:57 PM The_Beadle Says:

Reply to #1  
RebKlemson Says:

just got back from israel, they are laughing as hard as we are at the idea that starting midnite there was a draft

Laughing hard during bein hazmanim

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 04:45 PM yidelle Says:

I always see new photos of frum guys in the Army ,how is that if they dont join the Army?

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 05:03 PM ALTERG Says:

C"v even in Nat'l Service its forbidden there are bringing female singers as the past showed

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 06:19 PM Robert Says:

Reply to #1  
RebKlemson Says:

just got back from israel, they are laughing as hard as we are at the idea that starting midnite there was a draft

i doubt they are laughing
regardless of your position, this is no laughing matter

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM bkjew Says:

The Tal Law officially expired at midnight on Tuesday and now 54,000 yeshiva students who have legally deferred national service for religious>>>>>>>>>>

so its 54,000 uf the ultras only????????????? and they are making such a big thing out of it. i guess they do hate us that much because once they finish with this they will find other things to blame us. bottom line they want the so called JEWISH STATE to as much secular as possiable

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 Aug 01, 2012 at 09:19 PM esther Says:

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bkjew Says:

The Tal Law officially expired at midnight on Tuesday and now 54,000 yeshiva students who have legally deferred national service for religious>>>>>>>>>>

so its 54,000 uf the ultras only????????????? and they are making such a big thing out of it. i guess they do hate us that much because once they finish with this they will find other things to blame us. bottom line they want the so called JEWISH STATE to as much secular as possiable

please,it's not ahte to want the other fella to do his fair share.

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 Aug 02, 2012 at 01:04 AM TzviB Says:

I know it's a little bit late to join the conversation but... 54,000 men want a Yisachar-Zevulun type relationship (i.e. You tarry in the field of battle while we toil in the tent of Torah.) but do they act like it? Do they give kavod to every Chayal and Chayelet for giving them the opportunity? I know you can't expect it of the Chilonim but shouldn't the Charedim know better? Who besides the Chabadniks are being Misamayach the soldiers on Purim? Which of the Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbeim are going out to the bases to give them Chizuk? No one? In my opinion, the frum have closed their eyes to the realities of a modern Jewish state and take it for granted that someone else will provide the Gashmiyus, as it was in go us all these years.

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 Aug 02, 2012 at 12:06 PM 5TResident Says:

Listen, I don't care if they're just helping direct traffic or picking garbage up off the sides of the highways, but these guys need to do something. I spent years in Beis Medrash in Brooklyn and saw what happened there. A lot of these guys are not sitting and learning all day. They're bumming around on the streets, talking on their phones and smoking. If they're not going to sit and learn, let them help the medina.

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