Comments on: Jobless ultra-Orthodox Jews weigh on Israel’s economy Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: anonym0us Sun, 24 Apr 2011 18:24:44 +0000 The author either hasn’t done the job, or chose not to reveal a part of truth. And that truth is – the quirk about army conscription laws in Israel. According to it, the men are not subject to otherwise mandatory service as long as they are full time Torah students. It’s the military service they’re trying to avoid in fear that they might be compelled to desecrate Shabbat or eat something not sufficiently kosher (hint: OU isn’t sufficiently kosher for them), or do something else not compatible with their narrow worldview. That’s why Haredi women, who don’t face mandatory service, easily find their place in modern Israeli economy, unlike the men who keep their full time studies until their age makes them not eligible for service