The bottom line is, the Tal law is a national disgrace. There needs to be one law for all: be conscripted, perform an alternative form of national service, or go to jail. Exemptions or deferments need to be granted on a case-by-case basis, not a blanket deferment based on Yeshiva study.
Erdan meets senior IDF officers (res.) to discuss candidacy of Gal Hirsch for police chief (Haaretz)
from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006