Haredi MK: My Sons Listen To Hasidic Rebbes, Not Israeli Law
Yeshiva World reports:
In his Knesset plenum address on Wednesday, 25 Tammuz 5773 [July 3, 2013], MK Meir Porush announced that if the order is given for chareidi males to enter the IDF, his sons will go to jail since they prefer to adhere to the words of the admorim [hasidic rebbes, rather than follow Israeli law].
Porush explained that he is the father of 12 and today he still has two boys at home, one 18 and the younger one 16. He stated that even if the Knesset approves the bill passed by the Peri Share the Burden Committee [to draft haredi yeshiva students], his sons will never enter the IDF. They will opt to go to jail towards adhering to the words of admorim [hasidic rebbes] and roshei yeshiva [haredi yeshiva deans].
He made a point of emphasizing that his sons listen to their rabbonim [rabbis], so there is no doubt that if it comes down to it, there is no doubt they will opt for prison over IDF service.