The paper agrees that in light of the great dangers facing the Jewish people, there is a need for "universal conscription – without draft dodgers," but notes that in addition to the clear and present dangers facing Israel, the biggest threat to the Jewish people is spiritual – the destruction of communities worldwide through mixed marriages and the disintegration of Jewish Israeli society.
"The only thing that can save the Jewish people is a return to our roots, strengthening belief, increased Torah study and religious observance, and uncompromising adherence to eternal values," the editorial states.
"The world of the Torah, its students and servants, who (as the Passover vacation ends) are returning to the study halls, is the vanguard in (our) war of survival and what guarantees the Jews' existence."
"Anyone who sits out and does not do at least partial service in Torah study, in keeping the commandments, in preserving the values of Judaism... is drilling a hole in the hull of the Jewish ship.
"This 'draft dodging' presents a real danger to keeping the Jewish nation unified and intact," the paper argued.