Can Yair Lapid dismantle the Haredi welfare state within a state?
The finance minister and his party are intent on punishing an entire community for the excesses of its leaders without offering positive incentives for integration.
For some reason, the announcement on the front page of the Haredi daily newspaper Hapeles, failed to draw much attention. It was written on the orders of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, the 81-year-old leader of one of the wings of the "Lithuanian" ultra-Orthodox community, and ruled that the recent military call-up orders for young men were part of a "decree of extermination and uprooting of the...
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