The ultra-Orthodox newspaper "Hamevaser," published by the family of former Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush, last week published an ad of a charity organization "for advice on how to get an exemption from the army."
A man in the organization offering the service told Haaretz it "gives help with an exemption [from military service] for mental-health reasons. You make an appointment with a psychiatrist, it's supposed to go very smoothly."
The service provider said he has had years of practice doing this and has obtained "dozens and dozens" of exemptions for yeshiva students.
He also said the psychiatrist charges NIS 500 for every diagnosis, while he, the service provider, works for no charge.
A senior staff member of the newspaper told Haaretz "the ad was published by mistake, only once. They tried to publish it again but we prevented it."
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