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        5/26/2013, Sivan 17, 5773

      Jewish Home 'Emergency Meeting' on Hareidi Service


      Members of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) convened, Sunday evening, at the office of Party Chairman Naftali Bennett to discuss recommendations for increased hareidi-religious service by the Perry Committee on Equal Burden of Service.

      Bennett announced that the party does not intend to vote for the recommendations if they harm students in the Hesder yeshiva program, which combines religious studies with active duty. The recommendations call for the active duty to increase. The party is also opposed to elimination of a clause which stresses the importance of the Torah world as was agreed upon in coalition talks.