|Tuesday, June 4, 2019|
|Weekly Commentary: Could 2 Year Army of God Service Program Bring Salvation?|
Weekly Commentary: Could 2 Year Army of God Service Program Bring Salvation?
Let's put the cards on the table:
#1. The IDF needs a national draft so that it can fill many positions with
#2. The universal feature of any IDF service is loss of freedom. Soldiers
#3. Yeshiva students do not sacrifice their freedom. They can change
#4. Advocates of a policy to allow every young man the right to choose to
There is a way to restore a semblance of equality.
And that is with the institution of a compulsory two year "Army of God"
Key features of the Army of God program:
#1. AOG participants are assigned to a yeshiva within commuting range where
#2. AOG participants receive the same small monthly payment that
#3. Upon completion of two years of AOG service, participants qualify for
And then what happens?
Today young men who attended yeshiva and reach age 20 face the draft if they
Under the AOG program, these same young men finish their service at age 20
The expectation is that the overwhelming majority of 20 year old AOG
The boost to the economy would be tremendous.
The impact on society would be profound.
One would expect, for example, that there would be considerable pressure to
AOG is a win-win, facilitating a form of universal service for all Israeli
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