Now isn't this stupid and un fair to the rest of our boys who have to go into the IDF, while 50,000 Haredi boys donot? They get to sit at Yeshiva and at home, safe,not contributing to our society by working ordoing National Service and our boys are put in harms way? Is this fair I say no,all male citizens of Israel must be required to serve in the IDF or have an equal chance of doing National service(except those that are handicapped), repeal the Tal Law stop deferrals for Yeshiva boys,they can fight and are needed to fight! We are all equal in G-ds eyes, Yeshiva students are no different than the rest of us and should contribute their societial responsibility and serve in the IDF especially when so many of the, live off the gov.
from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006