Explaining that Massive Ultra-Orthodox Protest

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Thousands of Orthodox Jews gather in lower Manhattan March 9, 2014 to pray and protest against the effort by the Israeli government to pass a law to draft religious Jews.

Yesterday in lower Manhattan, 30,000 (organizers say 50,000) Haredi Jews gathered to protest an Israeli government proposal to remove the exemption ultra-Orthodox have from military service. Jane Eisner, editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, discusses the protest and the larger context of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel and the US today.