The government’s attempts to create a law requiring chareidi-religious men to serve in the army will ultimately be fruitless, MK Meir Porush of Yahadut Hatorah (UTJ) warned today.
In a meeting with senior Defense Minister officials, Porush warned that even if the government succeeds in passing a law, it will not be able to enforce it. “If someone thinks that through a law, they can force Torah students to go to the army – they are mistaken,” Porush declared, as reported by Arutz Sheva.
“The chareidi public believes with all its heart in the Holy One, Blessed is He, it believes that the Torah is the ‘elixir of life.’ This is a group that is tied to G-d’s Torah with all its heart and all its soul, these are people who are willing to give their lives for the sake of keeping the Torah,” he said. That same dedication led even the most staunchly secular Israeli leaders to agree to let Torah students defer service, he added.