Asking the Right Questions

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  1. Gershon Seif says:

    Who am I to say anything, but as I’m talking to myself as well, I ask the following question. Isn’t it a bit simplistic to say that the sins of the secular camp are hedonism and the sins of the Torah observant community is trust in tzahal. Surely we in the Torah observant community can find some other, perhaps more painful to look at, things wrong?

  2. mycroft says:

    To quell any qualms of consciences about their naked pursuit of the good life, the Israeli elites convinced themselves that Israel is so powerful, so insanely strong, that nothing can threaten it. That strength justifies their failure to show up for reserve duty or to send their children to combat units (a trend recently confirmed by the Chief of IDF Manpower Gen. Elazar Stern

    Mildly true eg percentage of those who are drafted in cities ranged from near 90% to near 70% in Tel Aviv-but percentage in Jerusalem was 44% and Bnei Brak 15%. If I remember correctly a question was asked is the avir different in those cities-the answer was the avirah.
    Be that as it may the obvious answer is that almost universally Chareidim don’t serve in Zahal-as opposed to some of Chilonim who don’t.
    It is not something to be proud ofn a Chareidi blog.
    BTW-when and where did Rabbi Rosenblum write the article-I had the pleasure of hearing him lecture recently during his “2 week visit to US”

  3. YM says:

    Another great essay by Reb. J. Rosenblum. Kol Ha’Kavod. And to mycroft, when the IDF takes it upon itself to make the Army a place where charedim can serve without risking losing their neshama (let alone their guf), then they can complain about the charedim. The starting point would obviously be to not draft women into the IDF.

  4. mycroft says:

    . Kol Ha’Kavod. And to mycroft, when the IDF takes it upon itself to make the Army a place where charedim can serve without risking losing their neshama (let alone their guf), then they can complain about the charedim.

    Obvious Red Herring-Jow about serving in Nahal Hareidi? If it was the neshama something along of Hesder? could have been worked out long ago.
    The real issue is that Chareidim don’t like the state-there may be good reasons for it-not point of discussion. But when you wish a state didn’t exist you certainly are not going to risk your guf. You will try everything to avoid it.
    Obviously, there have some Chareidim serving over the years-the Porushes-I believe both are Rabbis of Agudah claim-an obvious famous example. But I believe my reason is the correct one.

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