With the ending of the atzeres, as Ani Maamin is being sung, the mainstream media is abuzz with the announcement from the Gedolei Hador Shlita, the rabbonim of the Moetzos Gedolei Yisrael, not to serve in the IDF.
Channel 2 News is concluding its live coverage of the Million Man Atzeres reporting “without a doubt the main outcome of the event is the call by the rabbonim not to serve in the IDF”. News commentators explain that while a short time ago “only a small number of hard core chareidim officially issued such a proclamation, this is now the ruling for the entire chareidi tzibur and this is most serious”.
The rabbonim shlita have instructed participants not to serve in the IDF under any condition and not to cooperate with induction centers around the country.
Participants are dancing and singing Ana Avda Kidshu Berichu!”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)