News Brief 10/8/2013, Cheshvan 4, 5774
Rabbi David Yosef to PM: Cancel Hareidi Enlistment
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara were among the many visitors Tuesday to the home of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. The rabbi's family is sitting shiva, the traditional seven-day period of mourning after the death of a close relative.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son Rabbi David Yosef told the Prime Minister that if he wanted to honor his father's memory, he could start by ensuring that young hareidi-religious men who wish to learn in yeshiva would not be required to enlist in the IDF instead.