Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
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.