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    • Yishai Kohen
    • 25.01.07 | 14:14 (IST)

    The ultra-Orthodox getting a deferral to learn in yeshiva has NOTHING to do with what you hope. In fact, all polls indicate that they are the most politically right-wing segment of Israeli society. They want to learn in yeshiva instead of going to the army because: 1. They feel that this is also part of protecting/defending Israel- by learning G-d's word. 2. The army is not yet as it should be in terms of morality; men and women, kashrut, Torah, etc... although with so many religious in combat units and as officers, this is changing, albeit slowly. 3. Social/societal pressure to conform. 4. Enjoy this: http://www.nahalharedi.org/

    from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006
    First published 00:00 25.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.01.07
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