An Agreement to Evade

The nonreligious have no lobby, and they will continue to carry the full burden of the regular military draft, without discounts and shortcuts - but with the kashrut certificate of the Perry Committee.

Even before its meetings ended, the Ministerial Committee on Sharing the Burden, also known as the Perry Committee, gave a kashrut certificate to the partial draft evasion of hesder yeshiva students. The committee decided the soldiers from hesder yeshivas, where the students combine 16 months of army service with their studies in yeshivas affiliated mostly with the religious Zionist stream, will in the future...