Charedim in the army
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Charedim in the army

I fully understand and identify with the great service that young charedi scholars contribute to the State of Israel and to all Jews with their intensive Torah study. However, I strongly believe that their greatest service to Klal Yisroel could be the sharing of their vast Torah knowledge and enthusiasm for study with Jews who are less fervent and knowledgeable than they. In my opinion, this would help to provide the ultimate guaranty of Jewish identity and the preservation of the Jewishness of the Jewish State. (A kiddish ha Shem.)

This is the reason for my support of the Israeli government’s move to draft young charedi scholars into military service. I believe that these young men would exert a strong positive Jewish influence on their fellow soldiers. They would serve as Torah chaplains.

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