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    • Zev Davis
    • 08.02.10 | 10:47 (IST)

    Methinks I see a little bit of hafukh al hafukh. Once there was this celebrity, he wrote poems, song lyrics, and had a weekly column in Ma'ariv. He liked to lambast Haredim who didn't usually serve in the Army until . . . his son became rock star that told young people not to go into Zahal. Eventually the celebrity and his son, who found a way of getting out of military service became good friends. You usually read how Haredim trash the military, but lately, we hear the opposite. There are even some commanders who consider Haredi soldiers combatant and noncombatant far superior to the Non-Halachically Observant soldiers. They see Haredim as a throwback to the days when young people from the Kibbutz served in Zahal in '50s and '60s who came to serve the nation. I look forward to the day when we have a Haredi Ramatkal!

    from the article: Tel Aviv principal defends banning IDF program from his school
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 05:30 08.02.10
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