Religious Officers in the IDF - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JJ Gross
    • 15.09.10 | 05:36 (IST)

    For anyone with open eyes and/or a son in an IDF combat unit this is hardly news. The article should also mention the parallel decline in officers and combat soldiers -- indeed soldiers of any kind – from among the decadent, hedonistic, lazy, narcissistic brats of upper middle class Tel Aviv-Herzliyah. These children of the secular elite - indeed the Haaretz readers – are often spoiled, indolent and so bereft of any comprehension of what Israel is about that their attitudes toward its survival are hardly surprising. Today fully 35% of secular Tel Aviv area teens do not enlist in the IDF altogether. Those who do are much more likely to seek out cushy sinecures (often using their parents connections) that allow them to go home every night and party. Between the minuscule birthrate and belated parenting among secular Israelis versus the high birthrate and early marriage of those who are religious -- coupled with the Jewish historic illiteracy of the former versus the profound knowledge and connectivity of the latter -- Israel's future is firmly in the hands of the religious. If the secular sector is unhappy about this they can start solving their problem by being less self-indulgent, beefing up the education of their kids BOTH at home and at school, and above all, by making kids in the first place. The article should also mention the parallel decline in officers and combat soldiers -- indeed soldiers of any kind – from among the decadent, hedonistic, lazy, narcissistic brats of upper middle class Tel Aviv-Herzliyah. These children of the secular elite - indeed the Haaretz readers – are often spoiled, indolent and so bereft of any comprehension of what Israel is about that their attitudes toward its survival are hardly surprising. Today fully 35% of secular Tel Aviv area teens do not enlist in the IDF altogether. Those who do are much more likely to seek out cushy sinecures (often using their parents connections) that allow them to go home every night and party. Between the minuscule birthrate and belated parenting among secular Israelis versus the high birthrate and early marriage of those who are religious -- coupled with the Jewish historic illiteracy of the former versus the profound knowledge and connectivity of the latter -- Israel's future is firmly in the hands of the religious. If the secular sector is unhappy about this they can start solving their problem by being less self-indulgent, beefing up the education of their kids BOTH at home and at school, and above all, by making kids in the first place.

    from the article: Sharp rise in number of religious IDF officers
    First published 01:23 15.09.10 | Last updated 01:23 15.09.10
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