The IDF and its Rabbinate should foster Jewish pluralism, not stifle it
By enforcing a monolithically Orthodox approach to Judaism, the IDF Rabbinate is doing a disservice to soldiers and to Israeli society at large.
I have to applaud the Israeli military. For months now, with the hindsight of a few years since my own release combined with my new job working as a spiritual leader for soldiers affiliated with NOAM (the Masorti Movement's youth group), I have feared that the Israel Defense Forces was enforcing an Orthodox "all-or-nothing" worldview on its soldiers, but I could not pinpoint the problems. This week, I...
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