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Questions have been raised, however, within the framework of the legislative process for drafting haredim into the army, about the short length of service performed by hesder recruits relative to ordinary IDF soldiers, who serve 36 months. The
Haredi demonstration against IDF enlistment legislation in Jerusalem, May 16, 2013 Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post The High Court of Justice on Thursday instructed the Minister of Defense to explain why he is not drafting haredi men of
The High Court also ordered the state to explain why the state budget for those students was not stopped, pending new legislation on national service. The court did not approve a petition that demanded the actual induction of the students. It issued
DM Yaalon had said that the draft of yeshiva students should be put to further discussion, and the forced draft should be postponed from the scheduled date, which was yesterday, August 18.
One of the key implications of this change would be that after the year 2020, all Jewish men of military age would have to enlist at age 18. The bill, as drawn up by the Peri Committee, provides an option for haredi yeshiva students to defer their
It is widely believed that many thousands of haredi students enrolled in full-time study, out of a total of approximately 45,000, do not actually fulfill their commitments, although precise figures are not available. Although haredi politicians have
Justice Elyakim Rubinstein asked why the state does not require yeshiva students to have vocational training instead of grants, in order to prepare them to join the job market.
Breaking News State cancels draft orders for thousands of haredim The State informed the High Court of Justice that in light of a petition filed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, it was decided to cancel the draft orders for thousands of haredi
No one will actually enlist even one yeshiva student who studies Torah, because tens of thousands of other students will follow him in protest...He added that forcibly enlisting hareidim will also have a negative effect on the IDF's Nahal Hareidi
Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post The government will try to pass a new law to increase haredi enlistment in the IDF by August 15, the state declared Thursday in a response to the High Court of Justice. The state's declaration came in response