Tal Law headed to the trash can of history

22.02.2012                      29.Schwat. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan

Tal Law:

Tal Law headed to the trash can of history

According to the High Court’s directive the new law must be − believe it or not − proportionate, egalitarian and constitutional, three words that send shivers down the spines of Haredi politicians.

Tuesday’s ruling by the High Court of Justice gave final authority for what was already common knowledge: Within five months at most the Tal Law − which was the basis for the increasing shirking of military service by young ultra-Orthodox men − will be relegated to the trash can of history. The Knesset and the cabinet will be hard-pressed to come up with a replacement − not as a stopgap measure, a temporary order or a political maneuver, but rather as a real, new law….