Charedi MKS: ‘Even If Draft Law Requires 3000 Charedim Per Year, We Can Live With It’

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Ultra orthodox students seen at the Ponovitz Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, February 27, 2024. Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** תפילה פונויבז ישיבה תפילה חרדי מתפלל פונוביץ שיעור תורה

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Senior Likud members who spoke with charedi MKs from UTJ heard from them that the charedi community has internalized the fact that it will have to meet draft quotas and will be willing to accept a new draft law even if it means that 3000 charedim per year will be drafted, as long as they are not studying in yeshivos.

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The Maariv site reports that the charedi MKs believe that a law which is accepted by all is preferable to elections, which could lead to a much more antagonistic approach to the yeshivos.

“If the law refers to those who aren’t learning, even if the quota will be more than 3000, the charedim will live with it. According to internal estimates, there are at least 3000 charedim in every given year who are not studying in yeshiva and the charedim have no ideological problem with drafting them, as long as the IDF establishes unique frameworks which suit the charedi way of life for these youths who enlist,” the MKs told Maariv.

One senior charedi official said that “The charedim have no reason to topple the government, as the alternatives are not necessarily better. If a significant sum will be raised in the US to cover the gaps created by the state’s ceasing funding, we will hold on for the meantime.”

The high court is due to publish its decision regarding the continued funding of the yeshivos despite the lack of a draft law. The charedim are waiting to hear what the court says but even if all state funds are stopped, this will not necessarily spell the end of the government, as alternatives will be found until the draft law is in place.

 


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chaim
chaim
23 days ago

If they sent their leidikgeyers to drive ambulances for the IDF, they would not be turned into shnorrers.

Relieved
Relieved
23 days ago

Phew! BH the talmidim of Ner Yisrael in Baltimore (pictured above) are safe!

Educated Archy
Educated Archy
23 days ago

Bottom line this is all a game. You will never really succeed in drafting yeshiva guys. Even increasing those not in yeshiva Ok maybe maybe you get a few more guys. But you wont chnage it big picture.

Joey Tribiani
Joey Tribiani
23 days ago

You know that’s Ner Israel in Baltimore in the picture right? Come on man.

Moshe in Chicago
Moshe in Chicago
23 days ago

All it would do is push those not learning to register in a yeshivah.
Also what does Israel do – if the chlonim open up their own yeshivas, maybe even co-ed, for those that also find it not necessary to enlist. basically we then have a volunteer army. The question is can Israel survive in that scenario??

MItzape liyishua
MItzape liyishua
23 days ago

Not understanding what will make someone be labeled as Chareidi in order to qualify to fill the quota. Is Israel an apartheid state when it comes to chareidim? Hey liberals think about it.

Lavrenty
Lavrenty
23 days ago

It’ll be sefardim

Yehuda
Yehuda
23 days ago

Finally.