New draft law unlikely to compel ultra-Orthodox enlistment in IDF

17.05.2012                      25.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 40 des Omer

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New draft law unlikely to compel ultra-Orthodox enlistment in IDF

Proposed replacement for Tal Law aims to induct Haredim before marriage; fierce opposition from rabbis expected.

The Finance Ministry is crafting a proposal to induct ultra-Orthodox men at age 20 into police and fire-fighting units. The plan aims to replace the Tal Law, following criticism by the High Court of Justice of inequality in the legislation, Haaretz has learned.
However, the government reportedly has no immediate plans for a compulsory draft of ultra-Orthodox men. They will continue to be exempt from military service if they study full-time in a yeshiva and do not work….