Haredim can serve on all Jewish holidays and during breaks - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leah bat Avraham
    • 11.06.13 | 03:04 (IDT)

    One solution could be to train the Haredim and then allow them to serve in active duty on the front lines during the Jewish holidays (when they are not learning anyway) and during the long breaks they get during the year between study sessions. This would allow other soldiers to be with their families on the holidays and give them extra breaks for brief trips and to address personal issues. It might take the haredim 9-10 years to get in the same number of days as the others this way, but at least it would not take them away from their studies.

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