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January 11, 2013

IDF Facing Manpower Shortage

Haredi man walking past soldiers at KotelBecause of the declining birth and immigration rates and the rise in exemptions from military service, the IDF – which in 2013 will enlist the lowest number of new draftees in 20 years – is facing a manpower shortage. Most of that shortage is hared-induced.

Haredi man walking past soldiers at Kotel

IDF Facing Manpower Shortage
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Because of the declining birth and immigration rates and the rise in exemptions from military service, the IDF – which in 2013 will enlist the lowest number of new draftees in 20 years – is facing a manpower shortage, Ynet reports.

Approximately 26% of Israelis eligible for military service this year will not be drafted, according to a new report released by the IDF’s Manpower Directorate.

Just over half of those exempted – almost all of them haredim – will be exempted for religious reasons.

The remaining exemptions are almost equally divided among those exempted for mental health reasons, for health reasons, due to having criminal records, and those exempted because because they moved away from Israel and now live in another country.

The number of exemptions will continue to rise unless the Knesset passes laws to deal with the issue – primarily a law that finally mandates drafting haredim, who have en masse evaded military service for decades, and whose leaders continue to fight against military service on the grounds that their Torah study is more important than military service.

In 2012, approximately 1400 haredim did enlist in the IDF, but they did so only for voluntary non-committal service, which does little to combat the manpower shortage.

Additionally, haredi demands for completely gender-segregated units, battalions and bases, their demand for hours out of every workday to be set aside for prayer and Torah study, their appalling low educational levels, and their demand for glatt kosher mehadrin food makes haredi draftees much more expensive and cumbersome for the IDF to deal with than others.

Because many haredi mens yeshivas do not teach math or science, let alone computer science, English language, Modern Hebrew, and civics, haredi draftees need extensive remedial education before they can be trained for many of the technical jobs the army needs filled – so much remedial education that, for the most part, haredim could never be used to fill them.

The IDF hopes to increase the number of secular female draftees and use many of them to fill technological roles.

However, fewer women than men take physics, computer science or technology courses in high school. So the IDF is starting to encourage high school girls to take those course so they can better serve their country when drafted.

Haredi women never serve in the IDF.

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Future makeup of the IDF is secular gals and haredi men a shidduch made in israel!

I personally Chareidi women that have served in the IDF. Shmarya, where is your honest reporting?

Shmarya, since no one in America is forced to serve, I can't see how anyone here can possibly complain. However, if you think it's a reall issue, why don't you make aliya and enlist?

Oops, I forgot! You don't do anything except complain from afar....

I personally Chareidi women that have served in the IDF. Shmarya, where is your honest reporting?

Posted by: Charlie Runkel | January 11, 2013 at 02:19 PM

No haredi rabbi or any importance allows it, and no haredi girls who want to remain haredi girls enlist. A handful of girls who are OTD or becoming MO of BTs do, though.

But why would noted troll and liar Charlie Runkel ever tell the truth/

Shmarya, since no one in America is forced to serve, I can't see how anyone here can possibly complain. However, if you think it's a reall issue, why don't you make aliya and enlist?

Oops, I forgot! You don't do anything except complain from afar....

Posted by: cheers | January 11, 2013 at 02:20 PM

Please.

Were you born this stupid?

Haredim in Israel do not live in America, little man, and Israelis who are not haredim are loudly complaining about haredi draft evasion.

Past those facts, I did make aliyah and while living there, I went to the IDF and was given an exemption because I was in my 30s.

But the three decades I've spent working to help Jewish communities worldwide – including Israel – also counts for something.

Unlike you, little man, I did a lot of good – some of it at considerable risk.

Now crawl off to your fetid hole and venerate yourself, worm.

To,quote the article: "Because many haredi mens yeshivas do not teach math or science, let alone computer science, English language, Modern Hebrew, and civics, haredi draftees need extensive remedial education before they can be trained for many of the technical jobs the army needs filled – so much remedial education that, for the most part, haredim could never be used to fill them."

The percentage of Haredim in the population will grow and grow, undermining Israel's ability to defend itself economically and militarily. Without a huge change in attitude by the Haredim regarding education, in the future, Israel is in peril. All the Pals need to do is just wait it out.

This is an excellent example of how the Charedim's failure to educate their children affects not only the Charedim, but the very existence of the State of Israel.

No other modern nation would tolerate such a large group of parents refusing to educate their children! The parents would be either charged with child abuse or the children taken away from them, or both.

could gays and single fe-man-ist women not having kids have anything to do with demographic problem?


not just haredim?

Cheers: The US is not in any immediate danger of being attacked by Mexico or Canada. Mexicans just want to be our gardeners and nannies and the Canadians compete with Americans for parking spaces at the shopping centers in Bellingham, WA Buffalo, NY and elsewhere along the US-Canada border.

On the other hand, Israel is surrounded by hundreds of millions of Arabs who want the Jews to go back to Poland. Israel cannot afford the luxury of a volunteer army.

As others have noted commenting on this and on prior articles, if the Haredi do not change their ways, Israel will be a gonner in a few decades.

GOPJew: Gays have served openly in the Israeli military for years and I suspect closeted since 1948. So have women (probably since 1948). Didn't you see the movie "Exodus"? I don't think the problemn is not enough people. Rather, it is too many people who want a free ride in the country and want someone else to do the heavy lifting. Besides the the large number of draft age Jews not serving, I have also read that many older men are not showing up for their reserve duty obligations.

Rocky, right on.
Also I have a suggestion for a slogan for one of the opposition parties in Israel
"Bibi for bankruptcy" (well whatever the Hebrew equivalent is).
As Prince Phillip of England said years ago about Britain, could apply to Israel now "Third world, here we come".

>> Gays have served openly in the Israeli military for years and I suspect closeted since 1948. So have women (probably since 1948).

Retard you are answering a suggestion I DID NOT MAKE. I was question whether gays and femenist singe women have kids and if it impacts the demographic problem NOT if they themselves serve.

wow! the lack of education is appalling.
you would think their rabbis would be smart
enough to see the importance of education. omg

cheers : you have been blessed with a queer homo brain, probable paedo feelings hidden away.

gopjew: The Haredim issue and their high growth rate relative to everyone else overwhelms all other population segments regarding the "demographic problem" in Israel. And this is a critical issue. Israel with reach a point where there will not be a sufficient number of workers to pay into the welfare system to support the Haredim who do not work. In addition, unless the Haredim start serving in the military, Israel will be inable to defend itself. This is crystal clear.

gopjew: Would you like to see Israel set up a series of Lebensborn for gays and liberated women? Of course they could only be open to Orthodox Jews of unquestionable ancestry. The breeders would have to present ketubahs going back at least to their grandmother's marriage: a mirror image of Nazi Germany.

On a more serious note: Republican Jews need to read German history from the first half of the 20th century. If the US republic fails like the Weimar Republic did, the bad guys will be coming after your money and maybe your life. What will happen to Israel if the US turns into a fascist state? How would you like someone like Charles Lindbergh running the government? He was quite popular 80 years ago.

rocky go fuck yourself for putting nazi terminology into my mouth while you support the abortion holocaust and you support disarming the public so people can't defend themselves against theft assault rape murder etc.

Shmarya:But the three decades I've spent working to help Jewish communities worldwide – including Israel – also counts for something.


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Helping to do what? What do you do for a living buddy? You sit and scan the internet for anything negative about Orthodox Jews (especially Haredi, and if they're Chabad it's a bonus) and print it. After 120 years, do you really think God will be pleased with you?

Thanks for a great laugh!

Posted by: cheers | January 12, 2013 at 06:39 PM

Idiot.

I worked closely with the US Department of State in the lead up to and during Operation Moses, the large US-Israel rescue of Ethiopian Jews in 1984, and during its smaller follow up airlift in 1985.

I sat on WUJS North American and US executives for years.

I developed hasbara and educational campaigns.

I helped start a Jerusalem yeshiva.

I worked in outreach for Chabad and for non-Chabad groups at the same time and with all of them knowing about it, probably the only time that has ever happened.

This is a very abridged list. I don't like tooting my own horn.

But you – what have you done?

Nothing, little man.

Except prove here time and time and time again that there are very few criminals that you won't defend.

"Nothing, little man.

Except prove here time and time and time again that there are very few criminals that you won't defend."

Criminals? What on Earth are you talking about? Wait, I forgot. Like racist White people in the sixties, Shmarya claims all Hareid Jews are alike. Except for one thing. I'm not Hareidi Chabad or Orthodox.

Sorry to burst your bubble. I see it's rather easy to get under your skin. I have no idea what you did in the past. I can only see what you do now, which is to tirelessly scan the internet to find negative articles about the groups above. And I don't need to call you a "little man", "idiot" or "wanker". You've done a great job proving that all by yourself. Are you really that insecure that you need to insult everyone who points out the truth to you?

" I have no idea what you did in the past."

Really?

Then why did you write this?

Shmarya:But the three decades I've spent working to help Jewish communities worldwide – including Israel – also counts for something.


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Helping to do what? What do you do for a living buddy? You sit and scan the internet for anything negative about Orthodox Jews (especially Haredi, and if they're Chabad it's a bonus) and print it. After 120 years, do you really think God will be pleased with you?

Thanks for a great laugh!

Posted by: cheers | January 12, 2013 at 06:39 PM You wrote it, little man, because you're far more interested in attacking me than you are with the truth.

And why are you that way?

Because you defend criminals.

And why do you do that?

Others have previously noted that they think you do it because you are one yourself.

And after months of watching your comments, I'm beginning to think they may be on to something.

unless the Haredim start serving in the military, Israel will be inable to defend itself. This is crystal clear.

Posted by: Runner1983 | January 12, 2013 at 07:53 AM

And the problem is that the Charedim cannot serve in the military in any meaningful way (and how many kosher supervisors do they need?) until they get proper education. And its very difficult to educate an 18 year old with the last 18 years of education they were meant to have received but didn't because of Charedi child abuse.

"Because you defend criminals"

Forget the insults Scott. I know a lot more about you then you know about me. Kindly reproduce every comment I wrote defending criminals. How about just a few? HOW ABOUT ONE?

If you can't reproduce, I expect an apology. Somehow, I don't think I'm going to get one from the fat man.

Posted by: cheers | January 13, 2013 at 01:31 PM

No.

You attacked me. You were were wrong factually, morally and ethically.

But you demand an apology?

Please.

You're a dishonest, lying, obnoxious creep. You love to ask so coyly about people you dislike, do they act this way because they were molested as children?

You try to disrupt normal conversations. You denigrate people who fight abuse.

You are a sick, disgusting person.

IDF Facing Manpower Shortage

Hard to believe that the defense of Israel lies in the hands of the haredim! Looks like their power and influence will grow by leaps and bounds. I cant believe that without the haredim Israel is in danger of not being able to defend itself from the Arab armies. Wow!

that is so not true. I was in the army I know that there are so many soldiers that don't even have a job in the army

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