Chief Rabbinate, Rabbi Eliyahu reiterate opposition to religious women serving in army

10.01.2014                      09.Schwat.5774

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Chief Rabbinate, Rabbi Eliyahu reiterate opposition to religious women serving in army

Rabbinate reiterates position that enlistment of women contravenes Jewish law due to growing number of religious girls enlisting.

The Chief Rabbinate has reiterated its opposition to religious women serving in the army, following the initiative of Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.
It emerged on Thursday that during a December meeting of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate, Eliyahu, who is strongly opposed to the enlistment of religious women, raised the issue and asked that the panel restate its position that women’s enlistment contravenes Jewish law….