for defense of the country that supportd the the Torah study. Why must it be continuous study? All Israeli citizens play a role in supporting the country. Why is Torah study more important? How many Torah students are needed and why can they not be spared time from study to serve the country that supports them? After all they take time to eat, defecate and procreate. Why not time to serve their country.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)