Yesh Atid unites the ultra-Orthodox, against the military draft
Its insistence on equal service won't send a single Haredi to jail, but it did allow the Haredi leadership to cry out that the Jewish state is about to throw young men into jail for studying Torah.
It was determined in advance that there would be no speeches at Sunday’s ultra-Orthodox rally in Jerusalem against the new draft bill. From the stage there were mainly prayers and Psalms, chosen by Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, leader of the non-Hassidic, “Lithuanian” stream. Eleven Psalms were recited, some praising...
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