All Draft Eligible Chareidim Will Have to Report to Induction Center

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idffThe IDF is putting the finishing touches on its new chareidi induction center, which will be located near the main Bakum induction center in Tel Hashomer. Beginning on January 1, 2014, all draft eligible chareidi men will have to report to the chareidi induction center, even those who will be postponing their service.

The IDF feels that prior to agreeing to delay army service it wants each eligible inductee to hear the options regarding military service and delaying service. This will compel taking part in a two-hour event to explain these options to the candidates. Only after the two-hour event will those who are eligible to postpone their service be able to do so. This will be the new regulation regardless if the new chareidi draft law is passed into law or not.

The soldiers will be briefed on Nachal Chareidi and Shachar service, as well as other options in the logistical and technological branches of the military. The IDF expects 40,000 chareidim to pass through the new center in 2014 and military officials feel that if they only succeeded in changing the minds of a small number of them it will have been worthwhile.

According to a Yisrael Hayom report, a senior Induction Center official explains the IDF’s goal is to persuade the young men to join the military.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


8 COMMENTS

  1. Hopefully there will not be a single charedi stupid enough to report. What will they do? Jail 40,000 charedim?

    It was recently reported by a non-frum person that from a group of about 30 Nachal Charedi boys only 16 stayed frum when they left.

    “if they only succeeded in changing the minds of a small number of them it will have been worthwhile.” This says it all. In other words for those who still want to keep their heads in the sand, if they only succeed in shmadding a small number it will have been worthwhile…

  2. It’s the first rule of sales: get the guy in the door. Then you can work on him until he breaks. Oh, wait, that’s the first rule of totalitarian dictatorships, too.

  3. “It was recently reported by a non-frum person that from a group of about 30 Nachal Charedi boys only 16 stayed frum when they left.”

    The Datim used to have that kind of dropout rate. So rather than try to undermine the security of the state, they invested heavily in the hesder yeshivot and the army prep schools so that their young people would be prepared to serve Klal Yisrael in the military. The dropout rate is now very low and religious soldiers are advancing at higher and higher ranks in the IDF, some even becoming generals. Hopefully the charedim will adopt similar approaches. The future of the Jewish people depends on it, for if the charedi population continues to increase as a fraction of the Israeli population there will not be adequate IDF staffing levels to defend against the Arab rashaim. At that point, there will be no kollels, no yeshivot, and maybe no Jews!

  4. “The Datim used to have that kind of dropout rate.”

    Not only did the Datim used to have that kind of dropout rate, they still have a much worse than that dropout rate of becoming chiloni.

  5. “The future of the Jewish people depends on it, for if the charedi population continues to increase as a fraction of the Israeli population there will not be adequate IDF staffing levels to defend against the Arab rashaim. At that point, there will be no kollels, no yeshivot, and maybe no Jews!”

    There are enough chilonim and datim today to do army service and their children and grandchildren will be sufficient for the future manpower needs of the idf.

    Just as very few Chareidim today serve, if very few serve in 30 years from now you will still have enough chilonim/datim to fill the ranks.