Of Racist Israeli Soccer Fans and the ultra-Orthodox Draft

Secular leaders must show largeness of spirit and, together with the Haredim, search for a compromise that would result in a sharing of the burden without negating anyone’s right to live according to his beliefs.

Two demands, both seemingly as enlightened as can be, recently made the headlines: the first, the need to eradicate the racism of many of Beitar Jerusalem’s fans, and the second, the drafting of ultra-Orthodox Jews, or, in its more finely crafted name, “sharing the burden.”