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MW13, it’s a matter of values. And while my citations are subject to other interpretations, the point I wanted to make is that in G-d’s natural order, after Adam comitted original sin, is that one works to earn his living. DH’s comparisson of this issue of milah is simply ludicrous. The Torah comands milah. It does not require us to sponge of government benefits to learn Torah. Additionally, remember one crucial thing. If the Orthodox community wishes to be beholden to government in this fashion, it will, invariably have to make moral compromises. What would the frum velt do in an election wherein the candidate who support a increase in benefits also supports gay marriage, while the more traditional minded one wants to cut the fat? Whatever the community decies to do, it involved compromise of values. I prefer to avoid the devil’s bargain.