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        2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

      Bennett to Hareidim: Army Service is Also a Mitzvah


      Naftali Bennett, Chairman of the Jewish Home Party, spoke for the first time from the Knesset podium and used the moment to reach out to the hareidim and explain why their joining the army is such a vital issue.

       "I will not allow it that only mothers of a particular sector do not sleep at night because their children went into battle," Bennett said.

      "My hareidi brothers, serving in the army is also a Mitzvah, and it is not okay for you not to do it. Right now we are lifting the stretcher called the State of Israel and only five people are helping while four drag their hands," Bennett added.