Eida Chareidis Yolish Krauss: "One Who Accepts State Funds But Doesn’t Serve In The IDF Is A Hypocrite"
Yolish Krauss, viewed as being the operations officer of the Eida Chareidis, spoke out against mosdos who accept funds from the Zionist Government of Israel, pointing an accusing finger at the Peleg group of the litvish tzibur led by the Fanatic Bachelor Shmuel Auerbach.
Krauss mocked Chareidim during an interview with Yediot Yerushalayim, calling them hypocrites for accepting state funds but not serving in the IDF. He called the protests recently held against induction into the IDF “hypocritical” for as long as those mosdos accept state funds.
“You cannot take state money for your yeshiva and your children with one hand and refusing to serve in the IDF with the other. You cannot have it both ways” he feels.
“I suggest to Peleg Yerushalmi that before you begin protesting in the streets, get 1,000 talmidim to enter the IDF and change things from inside. If you do not succeed you will be thrown out and this will end the induction battle of the chareidim. The IDF doesn’t want you!”
He added that all Chareidim should join the IDF ..