New Instructions to Ultra-Orthodox Students

Instruction to ultra-Orthodox students: Report for the first draft notice at the conscription offices

Following the expiration of the Conscription Law and the lack of regulation of the status of yeshiva students, the committee of ultra-Orthodox yeshivas publishes guidelines for students in which they are asked to report for the first draft notice at the conscription offices

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Call from the Committee of Yeshivas to the students of the ultra-Orthodox yeshivas: Report for the first draft notice. Following the expiration of the Conscription Law last month and the lack of regulation of the status of yeshiva students, guidelines were published by the Committee of Yeshivas for all students of the ultra-Orthodox yeshivas, in which students aged 16 and a half are asked to report for the first draft notice.

In the letter sent to the heads of the yeshivas, it is stated: "As is known, we are currently in a transitional period regarding the status of those engaged in the sacred study of Torah, and after reaching clear conclusions and receiving their final approval from the relevant authorities, clear guidelines will be sent to the yeshivas.

"However, especially during this sensitive period, as mentioned, when the guidelines have not been fully clarified as required, it imposes an obligation on the yeshiva students to act with utmost diligence, maximum responsibility, and scrupulous adherence to basic principles in order to maintain their recognition as a yeshiva student whose Torah study is his craft, encompassing all that it implies."

The published letter

Showing up for the first order and closing the Yeshiva students section

The guidelines conveyed in the letter are as follows: The yeshiva students aged 16.5 are to present themselves for the first draft summons, with the option of a concentrated initial assembly for yeshiva students being provided at a separate time and place.

Due to the closure of the yeshiva exemption section until the establishment of a new law, there will be no public reception where yeshiva students can submit their military service deferment forms. Additionally, the students have been requested not to travel abroad without prior approval from the yeshiva's administration.

In recent weeks, members of the ultra-Orthodox Knesset members addressed the Prime Minister, demanding the arrangement of a new Conscription Law after the summer break. According to their stance, as long as the law is not passed and the status of yeshiva students is not regulated, the ultra-Orthodox will not support further legislative initiatives regarding the judicial reform.


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