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September 25, 2016

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Jewish ultra-Orthodox military captain Moshe Prigan, performs his morning prayer at home in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Prigan doesn't just serve in the Israeli military, he also recruits other ultra-Orthodox Jewish men to enlist, something the cloistered community has traditionally avoided doing. The issue of military service is at the core of a cultural war over the place of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israeli society today.

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Jewish ultra-Orthodox military captain Moshe Prigan, performs his morning prayer at home in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Prigan doesn't just serve in the Israeli military, he also recruits other ultra-Orthodox Jewish men to enlist, something the cloistered community has traditionally avoided doing. The issue of military service is at the core of a cultural war over the place of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israeli society today.