Archive: 9/11/2013
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  9/11/2013, Tishrei 7, 5774

MK Porush: "Enlistment will Lead to Religious War"


In a continuation of previous meetings, Knesset Member (MK) Rabbi Meir Porush of Agudat Yisrael, the body that represents the hareidi-religious community in Israel, has hosted the US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in his home in Jerusalem. Rabbi Porush described efforts to force yeshiva students to work or serve in the army, as most other Israelis do, as triggering an existential battle. "When our rabbis feel that there is an attempt to change our way of life they will call for a religious war," he warned.