Responding to the Call For Religious Women Not to Serve in the Army

The Jerusalem Post reported on the renewed call from the Chief Rabbinate and Rabbi Eliyahu against religious women serving in Israeli army.

The article also quoted one dissenting voice – that of Beit Hillel:

Religious Female Soldiers Learning Midreshet Lindenbaum

Photo credit: Midreshet Lindenbaum

The war being waged by rabbis against the increasing number of religious girls enlisting simply reduces their relevance to the girls.

Instead of fighting against them, rabbis should educate them to [perform] substantial service for the State of Israel and give them the direction and spiritual support, whether they decide to do the national service program or whether they decide to enlist in the IDF.

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