If my memory isn't flawed, Hesder was set up as a diviision of Nachal, which allowed Kibbutz members to spend 5 years in the program, a third in the army and two thirds working on the Kibbutz. It wasn't invented for the religious soldier. And can we get an analysis of the "equality" of soldiers "making their big enough contribution" at Galei Tzahal, Bamacheneh, and similar type non-combat roles. The sense I have is that children of journalists and residents of North Tel Aviv are highly over-represented. Come on, Nechemia, your antipathy to religious people is hiding behind a very transparent demand for "equality" of service.
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from the article: The privileged