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Today there’s nothing unusual about getting on a plane and traveling to holy sites for personal salvations, but this group of venerated rabbanim and roshei yeshivah was different. They were humble shluchim, representing the thousands of Torah learners who are about to complete a seven-year cycle of daily connection to the Chofetz Chaim.
For six decades, Israel has prided itself on its “people’s army,” but in spite of a mandatory draft, only half the country’s young men are conscripted. And while the IDF wants to recruit top personnel, many of those noncombat jobniks are an excess and financial burden. Is phasing out the draft and moving toward a professional army the best way forward?
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