Israeli ultra-Orthodox leader rejects compromise plan to draft Haredim
Prominent Lithuanian rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman's stand will make it hard for the ultra-Orthodox parties to support any proposal to integrate Haredi men into the army.
A prominent ultra-Orthodox leader has rejected proposals to draft Haredi men, dismissing even the compromise plans that were deemed too lenient by secular parties. “There can be no compromise here that will allow the study of Torah to stop among the Jewish people,” Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, a prominent leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian sector of the Haredi community, wrote today in the Yated...
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