Friday, May 17, 2013

Israel and Conscientious Objection

It's not quite conscientious objection, but "ultra-orthodox" Jews have heretofore been exempt from the draft as long as they are Yeshiva students.  The idea is they serve God first, and defend Israel by their faithfulness to the Word of God.

This gets to an interesting problem: fighting as a follower of God for a State not sanctioned by God, for politicians largely atheist.  Cooperation with the state is a tricky thing.

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