Rabbi Yizzak Yosef, Head Of Israeli Jewry Calls For Moving Country If His Followers Are Forced Into Military Service

Rabbi Yizzak Yosef, Head Of Israeli Jewry Calls For Moving Country If His Followers Are Forced Into Military Service

Rabbi Yizzak Yosef, Head of Israeli Jewry Calls for Moving Country if His Followers Are Forced into Military Service. Rabbi Yizzak Yosef, the head of the Orthodox Jewish clergy, called for his congregation, the majority of the Haredi Jewish community, to mass exodus or move abroad. If the Israeli government forces them to undergo military service. This statement sparked controversy at a time when Israel’s IDF defense force was experiencing a troop crisis, as the war has raged in Gaza and Northern Israel since 7 October 2023.

Until now, the IDF has launched attacks to destroy Hamas’ military strength in Gaza. Meanwhile in the north of Israel, which borders South Lebanon, the IDF faces pressure from Hezbollah. Rabbi Yizzak Yosef believes that Yesifa, a Jewish educational institution, is what has been supporting the world. Yizzak Yosef’s statement could of course trigger a massive exodus that could shake the foundations of the state of Israel. Considering that the Haredim community is one of the largest in the Jewish state. Not only did he convey criticism, he also spread threats of collective action.

Yosef’s comments are a long-standing topic of debate among Israeli society. It is known that the Jewish community today amounts to 13% of Israel’s current total population of 9.45 million people.