Yeshiva head quits over IDF policy banning boycotts of events with women singers

16.01.2012                      21.Tewet. 5772

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Yeshiva head quits over IDF policy banning boycotts of events with women singers

Decision follows secret meeting between IDF Chief Rabbi and religious Zionist rabbis, at which the latter demanded Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz's resignation.

The Israel Defense Forces' decision to prohibit Orthodox soldiers from boycotting events at which women sing has claimed yet another casualty, as secular-religious tensions continue to mount. Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, head of the Elon Moreh yeshiva and a prominent religious Zionist figure, has informed pupils of his intention to quit his post in protest against the General Staff's decision.
Levanon's decision comes following a secret meeting on Thursday between IDF Chief Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz and religious Zionist rabbis, at which the latter demanded Peretz's resignation….