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  • Israeli students cut class to protest military deferent for yeshiva students

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 29, 2012 | 10:02 pm

    I can’t find news on whether they did, but hundreds of Israelis students were expected to cut class today in protest of legislation that would allow full-time yeshiva students to defer military service. Haaretz reported:

    Hundreds of high-school students across the country are...

  • Tisha B’Av Today

    By Dr. Aryeh Cohen

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This week a friend confessed to me his problem with fasting on Tisha B'av. My friend is Orthodox and Israeli -- an alumnus of one of the elite hesder yeshivas -- and he felt that it would be wrong for him to fast this year on Tisha B'Av.

    "I cannot abide the litany of persecution and...

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