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      Archive: 2/12/2014

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        2/12/2014, Adar 12, 5774

      Victory for Zionist Yeshivas: State Recognizes Torah Study

      After two days of voting and debate in the Shaked Committee, chairwoman MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) has successfully passed a law that will allow students in Zionist yeshivas to continue their studies until age 23.

      The committee, which is tasked with creating a law on army service for hareidi men, had decided that hareidi men should be allowed to study in yeshiva prior to enlisting in the military, but should be required to enlist by age 21.