Excellent exposition; logical thinking and inpartial analisis on the issue. We should nurture and encourage special talents that highlights our principles as a culture and country. Defence is as important as studiyng Torah, both provide great contributions to our culture. Both are jewish principles whithin more; and real characteristics of the jewish people recognized by felow jews all over the world as well as in the eyes of the gentile world.
Two girls killed in head-on collision in Israel's north (Haaretz)
from the article: 1,000 reasons to allow Talmudic exemptions from the IDF