Parents decry ‚growing religious coercion‘ after IDF launches kashrut contest on navy ships

30.05.2012                      09.Siwan. 5772

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Parents decry 'growing religious coercion' after IDF launches kashrut contest on navy ships

Soldiers offered 'fun day' as prize for displaying knowledge of Jewish dietary laws.

Soldiers in the navy are now participating in a contest to test their knowledge of the laws of kashrut, with the prize being a "fun day" – a day devoted to some kind of leisure activity – for everyone on the winner's ship.
Parents of soldiers serving in the navy's missile boats have recently complained about what they term the trend of "growing religious coercion" concerning issues such as kashrut and Sabbath observance, "to the point where they were punished for mistakes on matters of kashrut", one parent said….