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    • Renny
    • 15.11.09 | 21:49 (IST)

    Our rabbis and haredim are becomig more similar to Hamas and Imams who encourage their followers to kill. I cannot understand why the IDF Chief Rabbi is still in his job. He should have been dismissed long ago after his remarks during the last war in Gaza and saying that woman shouldn't serve. It is bad enough that rabbis of yeshivot tells people in the army to disobey orders when they don't agree with their ideas, but for the Chief Rabbi of the IDF to encourage soldiers to show no mercy towards enemies is going beyond his role as Chief Rabbi. When are the authorities going to wake up? There are people in our midst trying to impose religion on the whole country. What have the haredim contributed to Israel? Why do I have to support them sitting around doing nothing but "learning"? When will they stop desecrating their Shabbes by throwing stones at people since 1948 without ever having been brought to justice? They are citizens of this country and live according to their own laws?

    from the article: IDF Chief Rabbi: Troops who show mercy to enemy will be 'damned'
    First published 01:04 15.11.09 | Last updated 19:24 15.11.09
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