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        1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

      Rabbi Yosef Appeals President on Yeshiva Student Draft


      Sephardic Mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef wrote President Peres his request to use influence to resolve the demand to draft Yeshiva students, “You have always acted with true conviction and awareness of the importance of Torah study for the sake of the existence of our nation. We have, over the generations made Torah study superior to other endeavors, and now we  ask you to avert the possibility of a rift in the nation.”