All three of you make excellent points and bring much needed common sense. Yes, there are many pertinent mitzvot that the haredim chose to ignore at our expense,at the expense of the Jewish/Israeli people. And, Michael, good opint. Better a Palestinian kid with his eyes in his head than any ultra-right-wing nut-bag, with his eyes in the sky.
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from the article: Ultra-Orthodox Jews deliver a population boom to the West Bank