Ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers respond to anti-recruitment protests, scatter fliers in Jerusalem

Following this week’s large protests against the recruitment of Yeshiva students, Ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers scattered fliers on the streets of Jerusalem explaining why it is necessary to recruit.
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Today (Friday), following large protests in Ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and cities against the recruitment of Yeshiva students to the IDF, fliers advocating recruitment were scattered on the streets of Jerusalem. Some of the fliers wrote: “Shall your brothers go to the war while you sit here?”

In the pictures distributed on the streets one could find Ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers with the writing: “As Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Rambam) wrote, this is a War by commandment… The mitzva of Torah study does not reject the mitzvah of enlisting in the military in order to save Israel from its enemies.”

“Shall your brothers go to the war while you sit here?” Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Yesterday, following the detention of Ultra-Orthodox draft dodgers, more demonstrations took place in Jerusalem.

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