Agudas Israel Convention Protests Against Conscription of Women in Jewish State
Menu JTA Search

Agudas Israel Convention Protests Against Conscription of Women in Jewish State

Download PDF for this date

An Agudas Israel national conference concluded here with a prayer of protest against the government’s insistence on the conscription of Orthodox women.

Rabbi I.M. Lewin, Minister for Social Welfare and leader of the organization, told the delegates that Parliament has no authority to conscript Orthodox women. He also contested the government’s right to demand that all land be worked, including land which Orthodox agricultural groups decided will lie fallow in line with the Biblical injunction to rest the land every seven years.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund