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Israel - Lapid: Charedim Will Soon Be Able To Enter Workforce Without Fear Of IDF Service

Published on: July 28, 2013 08:42 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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FILE - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish worker operates a wooden barrel used to wash cowhides at a Judaica factory which makes ritual Tefillin in Moshav Kommemiyut, near Kiryat Gat March 4, 2012.  ReutersFILE - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish worker operates a wooden barrel used to wash cowhides at a Judaica factory which makes ritual Tefillin in Moshav Kommemiyut, near Kiryat Gat March 4, 2012.  Reuters

Israel - Some 20,000 haredim will receive notices in the coming months that they are free to leave their institutions of Torah learning and enter the workforce without having to worry about serving in the army, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid wrote in a message to his supporters Sunday.

Lapid said he hoped that the recommendations of the Peri Committee, after they are passed into law, will enable 70 percent of the haredim to serve the country in one way or another in three years.

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He mocked the United Torah Judaism MKs who protested the passage of the Peri Committee reccomendations, suggesting that UTJ MK Meir Porush, who handcuffed himself to a Knesset lectern, should never hasve been unlocked.


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 Jul 28, 2013 at 09:56 PM jack-l Says:

What a novel idea...
We will soon see how few dare get a job and support their family. A stain on the family name. What a horrible thought.

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 Jul 28, 2013 at 09:59 PM LionofZion Says:

Lippmann is right. This guy is brilliant.

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 Jul 28, 2013 at 09:55 PM Shlomtzy Says:

Without "fear of IDF service"? Without having to "worry about serving in the army"??

Serving in the IDF is a privilege and an honor. These very charedim have grandparents and great-grandparents who perished by the Nazis and all those people wanted was one shot - one shot - to don a uniform, get a gun, and defend themselves and their families! And now we have the opportunity and the privilege and the honor to wear a uniform with Hebrew on the chest!?

G-d willing everyone will see the honor that it is and stop this sinas chinam!

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 Jul 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Just what we need. More banana claws on the future. If we have more in the military, they might actually understand the future of Israel. But hats off if they can actually participate in the true work force. I do not think that we need 20,000 rabbinic scholars in Israel.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM Respect Says:

This could be a great thing for am yisrael. Not because it takes people out of the beis medrash, but because it allows people to support their families with kavod. Also, it allows those who aren't learning to gain pride and purpose as they contribute to support learners.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 12:21 AM I_Am_Me Says:

I really don't like Lapid, but he's beginning to gain on me

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM Skepticalguy Says:

as my name implies, i am not sure how it will work out.
but conceptually, this is good.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 01:42 PM jack-l Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Just what we need. More banana claws on the future. If we have more in the military, they might actually understand the future of Israel. But hats off if they can actually participate in the true work force. I do not think that we need 20,000 rabbinic scholars in Israel.

i think having 20000 real Torah Scholars is great. B.H. Provided that they are true Torah Scholars not the professional panhandlers and beggars we see on a regular basis. That fact , a lack of learned and wise rabbinic leadership, and some boorish punkish behaviour are some of the valid reasons why some of us have lost the respect and admiration we once had for that segment of the population.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 07:14 PM Anonymous Says:

i just hope they do not have to do any service to the tamena medinah at all - the problem is not the army the problem is zionism - they should be allowed to work without violating their faith

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