LOWER MANHATTAN (PIX11)- Thousands of Orthodox Jews gathered in Lower Manhattan Sunday afternoon to protest proposed draft laws in Israel.
The large protest temporarily shut down traffic on Water and Wall Street.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been long time exempt from serving in the Israeli military, meanwhile it is mandatory for every other Israeli citizen.
Last month the Israeli government proposed a new law that would require a certain number of yeshiva students be eligible to be drafted.
Many took to Twitter to document the protest.