'And tell me, Reb Shimon Yosef, how many Jews did Haredi yeshiva students save from Nazi extermination during the Holocaust?' Well thats an impossible one to answer isn't it? Who's to know if some of the 3 million European jews who DID survive the slaughter survived in the merit of their Torah learning? Can you say for sure not? We cannot know G-ds ways, but denying your past is no way to move forward.
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from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006