Relating to the new reality in Israel, the expiration of the Tal Law, rabbonim shlita have released instructions for talmidim summoned to IDF inductions centers. The talmidim are instructed not to sign on any forms, sending a clear signal to government leaders that the chareidi tzibur is not planning to cooperate towards inducting thousands of lomdei torah into the military.
A notice was published in the erev shabbos Yated Ne’eman instructing talmidim that other than providing personal information, they are not to sign on any forms, with the exception of a declaration that learning torah is one’s profession, the form signed in the past that permitted them to continue studying torah under the Tal Law.
Askanim explain that in the past, when a chareidi student arrived at an induction center he supplied basic personal information and then signed a declaration citing his dedication to torah study, and with this he was included under the cloak of the Tal Law, which no longer exists.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)