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Q&A: What conscription for the ultra-Orthodox means for Israel

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GlobalPost's Israel correspondent explains how conscription of the ultra-Orthodox will impact Israeli society.
Q&A: What conscription for the ultra-Orthodox means for Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men use a candle light to read from the book of Eicha (Book of Lamentations) during the annual Tisha B’Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and a memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples, in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, on July 28, 2012.