Service to God does not come before service to Israel. Being a Torah student only is not being a light unto the world. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • GeneG USA
    • 08.07.12 | 13:11 (IDT)

    Being Ultra Orthodox is a personal choice but it should not exempt individuals from service to Israel. Is not being Ultra Orthodox to be viewed as a punishement requiriring service to Israel while Ultra Orthodox men go scot free of such requirement while being financially supported by the country? Indeed there are political issues but it is highly disappointing that some of Israel's leaders place those political issues before what is right and best for the country.

    from the article: Why the ultra-Orthodox enlistment law matters
    First published 14:51 26.06.12 | Last updated 14:51 26.06.12
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