Equalizing the burden could make Israel into czarist Russia
Bnei Brak parents are unlikely to maim their children to make them undesirable to the military, but filling the quota will be a distinctly undemocratic process managed by rabbis.
The Bill to Equalize the Burden will further institutionalize the relationship of the state of Israel to the Haredi community as a bloc, rather than as individual citizens, both through its general framing, and through the extraordinary provision of a quota of draftees which must be filled by the ultra-Orthodox community. Not filling the quota triggers imposition of the draft on all Haredi men within the...
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