Thursday, November 15, 2012

Charedi leadership tone deaf? Is now the time to call for tefilos against the draft? Updated

The Charedi leadership is calling for 3 days of tefilos and learning against the draft. While that is very nice, you have to question whether now is the time to do this. With a mini-war going on in Gaza, the Northern front with Syria heating up and the reserves being called up it doesn't seem like this is the time to emphasize the Charedi world's non-service in the army. Would it not have been better to call for 3 days of learning for the safety of the soldiers fighting and the people in the South under attack and leave the draft issue until things calm down?

Here is the article from Thursday's Yated Neeman:


Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

The Chareidi leadership (or at least those who represent them) don't see any needs out there other than their own.

Ben Waxman said...

where did you see this call for tefilot?

Michael Sedley said...

This morning on the radio they announced several efforts from Charedi Leaders to set up round-the-clock learning on behalf of the soldiers who have been called up and the resdients of the South.

Where did you hear anyone talking about efforts against the draft?

bluke said...

I updated the post with the article from Thursday's Yated.