The Slonim Rebbe Shlita has instructed his chassidim to ignore draft orders from the IDF, including the first order. Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita has instructed his followers to respond to the first order and only fill out personal information, nothing more. HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita feels that bochrim and avreichim should not respond to any draft orders, including the first one, of the same opinion of the Slonim Rebbe.
With the opening of the new zman Rosh Yeshivas Slonim HaGaon Rav Moshe Brozovsky, a son of the rebbe, told talmidim in the rebbe’s name that no one should report to any IDF draft center. He explained that some bochrim have a weaker composition and may be taken in chas v’sholom. He added if bochrim are permitted to report as a group and not individually, then they may do so regarding the first order only.
The rebbe’s instructions are pertinent to talmidim and avreichim alike and pertain to the special chareidi induction center in Tel Hashomer as well regular induction centers.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)