Tagged with Ultra-Orthodox

Tal Law and the Army Draft in Israel

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Politics in Israel has gotten a bit of a stir over a recent High-Court ruling, saying that “Tal Law” was unconstitutional, and should not be extended beyond its predetermined expiration date this August. Tal Law made it possible for religious Yeshiva students to be legally exempt from military service, year after year, provided … Continue reading

Purim night in Jerusalem

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Last Thursday it was Purim. I usually don’t take this holiday very seriously since I don’t typically enjoy wearing a mask and a costume, partying all night and drinking heavily. This year something changed. I wanted to throw myself in there and see what it’s all about. My plans to travel … Continue reading