Off to the Reserves

Military

By David Lazarus |
RESERVE DUTY
RESERVE DUTY may be inconvenient, but in Israel it’s a way of life

When Israeli men show up for their annual army reserve duty, their families back home have to manage alone. Kids need to get to school early, mothers must get to work on time and do the shopping, cooking, laundry … you get the picture.

 

Therefore, Knesset (parliament) member Eitan Kabel has proposed a new bill giving women whose husbands are in the reserves one paid hour a day off work so they can manage their households. Employers will receive compensation for the lost hour from Bituah Leumi (Social Security). Men on reserve duty already receive compensation for their service from Bituah Leumi, and if the bill becomes law, their wives and kids will benefit too.

 

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