High Court rules ‚Tal Law‘ can’t be extended

22.02.2012                      29.Schwat. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan


High Court rules 'Tal Law' can't be extended

Majority of six justices against three says that the law that defers IDF service for yeshiva students is unconstitutional.

The High Court of Justice ruled late Tuesday evening to accept a petition against the legality of the Tal Law.
The law, which the Knesset passed in 2002, was designed to encourage ultra-Orthodox men to enlist in the IDF or for national service, while allowing exemptions for those who choose to study Torah full-time instead of serving….