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Controversy grows in Israel over extension of Tal Law granting haredim army exemptions

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/controversy_grows_in_israel_over_extension_of_tal_law_granting_haredim_army

When Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, granted a few hundred haredi Orthodox Jews an exemption from army service, it’s likely he never dreamed that 63 years later, tens of thousands of haredi Israelis would claim the exemption -- or that the issue would be among the most contentious in modern Israel.

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