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    • Jon
    • 31.10.12 | 13:57 (IST)

    I understand and support Torah Lish'ma and all that attends it. My question: with all of these talmidei chachamim pouring over the texts, where is the definable scholarship? Where are the volumes of insights and revelations that have been produced by 64 years by the thousands, 10's of thousands, devoting their lives (and our tax dollars) to study? The unpleasant reality is that the vast majority of exempted deliver nothing to enhance the state and even less to enlarge Judaism. Instead, they are turning a 21st century democracy into an 18th century theocracy. Everyone should serve; evceryone should, must contribute.

    from the article: Number of ultra-Orthodox men exempted from IDF service reaches all-time high
    First published 02:23 31.10.12 | Last updated 02:23 31.10.12
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