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Haredi Draft Solution
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:00

As we all know, the issue of draft deferments for yeshiva students is roiling
Israel and has the potential of further dividing the country.

The rabbinate, under government supervision, should institute a proficiency
set of exams for yeshiva students seeking deferments. A limited number of the
top students would receive deferments for a specified number of years while
all others would be ineligible for deferments. This sort of “weeding out”
would probably satisfy most secular Israelis. At the same time, there could
be no more reasonable defense for the current practice of offering deferments
en masse to unqualified students.


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