Michael Wegier – Red Lines in the Sand

Michael Wegier – Red Lines in the Sand

The 1st of two questions we should be asking ourselves is

  • Why are we non-Ultra-Orthodox so unwilling  to draw red lines in the sand?

The Haredi world in Israel( unlike in the Diaspora) is exploiting the rest of the country’s feebleness.  We allow vast numbers of them not to work and not to serve in the army and not to educate their children in line with the rest of the citizens. For the sake of a few mandates we shut our eyes, write the checks and send our kids to serve. 

I applaud the Haredim who want to change this situation and so the 2nd question must be :

  • What more can we (responsible Haredim and non-Haredim) do more to help the process advance speedily?
The writer is Executive Director of Melitz.

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