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.”

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“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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