Top settler rabbi: Soldiers will sooner choose death than suffer women’s singing

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772

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Top settler rabbi: Soldiers will sooner choose death than suffer women's singing

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon warns IDF of prohibiting soldiers from leaving events which include women's signings, says hopes there are 'wise' people who would prevent such an order.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers should choose death before they remain at army events which include women's singing, a top settler religious leader said in an interview on Thursday.
The comment made by Elyakim Levanon, the rabbi of the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh, came after earlier this week, 19 reserve major generals sent a letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, imploring them not to allow harm to come to women's service in the army as a result of religious soldiers' demands….