American Orthodox Rabbis Urge Israel to Withdraw Service

The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the ### and Canada today sent a cable to Israel Premier David Ben Gurion reque### withdrawal of the National Service Bill which is scheduled to be sumitted### ment tomorrow. The bill provides for the mobilization for two years ### vice of young women exempted from military service because of their re### convictions.

“The mobilization of all women in general is a violation of Jewish lay### said. “The mobilization of religious women in particular constitutes an### their conscience. This step places in jeopardy the very foundations of J### purity. It is also detrimental to the best interests of the State of Israel### frain from making a split in the House of Israel and from closing the door ### to religious Jewry.”

Agudath Israel of America announced today that the organization is ### series of demonstrations in 30 major Jewish communities throughout the### “let the voice of religious Jewry in America be heard” in the event this### conscription bill is adopted by the Israel Parliament. The announcement ### in over 800 synagogues throughout the U.S. protest resolutions were ad### the planned bill and that in these synagogues, the special ninth of Ab ser### interrupted to offer prayers for withdrawal of the bill.

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