'How can we exempt all 3,000 yeshiva students from the army?' wrote Haaretz in 1942
It is customary to hold Ben-Gurion responsible for the failure to separate church from state. But don't blame the old man.
On September 22, 1942, Haaretz ran an article containing these lines: "The number of yeshiva students is approximately 3,000. Do they all have to be exempted from the duty to protect the land - the children in the house of study there, the synagogues and Torah study halls there?"