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Haredi protest against IDF draft
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Haredim: Remove women from IDF recruitment centers
Jerusalem faction led by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach demands that there will be no female soldiers at centers yeshiva students are asked to report to in order to receive exemption from military service.
While the ultra-Orthodox street is still split over whether yeshiva students should avoid reporting to IDF recruitment centers, a new demand has been made recently to remove female soldiers from the centers the haredim are summoned to.

 

 

The Jerusalem faction led by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach seeks to prevent yeshiva students from reporting to the recruitment centers even to receive the legal exemption from military service for men aged 22.

 

The faction has even compiled a list of draft dodgers in order to provide them with legal and other help if they are drafted.

 

Hapeles newspaper, which represents Auerbach's stance, wrote that most rabbis failing to prevent yeshiva students from reporting to the recruitment centers are "dealing with the hangmen and executors" of the "draft decree."

 

The faction members have presented a number of demands in order for the yeshiva students to be able to report to the recruitment centers as they did in the past. One of their requirements is to have a supervisor on the premises to ensure that the soldiers will not talk to the yeshiva students and try to convince them to tour the compound and later join the army.

 

The haredim are also demanding that there will be no female soldiers at the centers the yeshiva students are summoned to, in order to prevent them from running into women when they arrive to receive their exemption.

 

The Jerusalem faction believes the IDF will refuse to exclude women from its recruitment centers, and that will likely prevent Rabbi Auerbach's students from reporting to the military centers.

 


פרסום ראשון: 05.22.14, 01:32
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