#29 Shimon Yosef Leib - a Haredi name - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 25.01.07 | 18:56 (IST)

    "The People of Israel is better off having learning going on in its yeshivot than having an extra 3000 troops a year." And tell me, Reb Shimon Yosef, how many Jews did Haredi yeshiva students save from Nazi extermination during the Holocaust? They didn't even save themselves. Oh yes, I forgot, the Satmer Rebbe did manage to get out, leaving all his flock behind to get killed, after having told them for many years to shun Zionism and not to emigrate to Palestine/

    from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006
    First published 00:00 25.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.01.07
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