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    • Shachar
    • 23.02.12 | 14:38 (IST)

    They sit in Hebron, while the army protects them, and complain about serving in the army because sometimes women sing...what a joke. There are religious units in the army, and no one is forced to hear a woman sing. Furthermore, they can give back to the country that provides for them, either in army or national service. The government should pull all funding from any yeshiva that doesn't have 95% enlistment of it's students into either the army or national service. Beyond that, the government should not pay for people who don't work. There are many religious Jews who value work, contribute to humanity and do a lot more than get dressed up in white and read books their whole life. I don't mind if religious Jews choose to do this, and I think that studying to be a good person is crucial, but I don't want to pay for the lifestyle choice that only takes and doesn't give.

    from the article: Israeli ultra-Orthodox confident yeshiva students won't be drafted to IDF
    First published 01:41 23.02.12 | Last updated 01:41 23.02.12
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