'Find new yeshiva or serve full 3 years in IDF'

Find new yeshiva or ser

December 23, 2009 07:19

The IDF will give an ultimatum to soldiers studying at Yeshivat Har Bracha, according to a letter obtained by Army Radio on Wednesday morning. "Soldiers will be given 60 days to switch to another hesder yeshiva," read the letter. "Any soldier that refuses to move to another yeshiva within the given period will leave the hesder track and serve the full three years." The ultimatum came eight days after Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced his decision to remove the yeshiva from the hesder roster, in response to Har Bracha head Rabbi Eliezer Melamed voicing support for insubordination in the army. In response to the letter, a number of Har Bracha students told Army Radio that they had "no intention of looking for another yeshiva." The report added that Har Bracha was planning legal action to try to reverse Barak's decision.

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