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  • Leading haredi rabbi in Israel: Say no to national service

    December 11, 2012 | 10:06 am

    The senior rabbi of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, said yeshiva students should not agree to enlist in National Service.

    The rabbi's decision, quoted Monday in the haredi daily newspaper Yated Ne'eman, comes a day after Israel's Cabinet approved a...

  • Arab lawmaker: compulsory national service ‘an act of war’

    June 29, 2012 | 11:54 am

    Forcing Israeli Arabs to do mandatory national service, which is being debated in the Knesset, is “a declaration of war” an Arab Knesset member has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “We shall strongly resist. [Arab] youth will not obey mandatory national service,” Balad...

  • A New Jewish Agenda

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 2008 | 1:57 am

    "Behold, cometh this dreamer." (Genesis 37:19)

    Jewish Americans voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama -- 77 percent to 23 percent.

    They chose Obama for the same reason most voters did, only more so. They were appalled at the state of the nation after eight years of a Republican...

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