The Kiryat Malachi recently married Chabad woman arrested after being listed as AWOL from the IDF will not be spending Rosh Hashanah in 770 in NYC,as she and her husband planned, or in Kiryat Malachi with family. Instead, she will be spending all of the Tishrei yomim tovim in IDF lockup.
YWN-ISRAEL reported the young woman, who was married a bit over a month ago, realized that when she was 17 she did not address her IDF status as required. Wishing to travel to 770 this Rosh Hashanah, she went to authorities to report that today; it is not relevant because she is married. It should be pointed out that when she was 17, she would not have served either, but simply declared she is frum, signing a number of forms, and head home.
Nevertheless, it appears someone wishes to make an example of the young lady, and she was sentenced to 50 days in prison by a military court on Wednesday, 18 Elul 5772. This includes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkos.
She is being permitted food from Kfar Chabad after launching a hunger strike.
Chareidi MKs criticize the inaction of the young woman, for ignoring her responsibilities when she was younger but had harsh words for military authorities who see nothing wrong with imprisoning a young frum married woman for all of the yomim tovim over a her bureaucratic nonfeasance as a teenager.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)