I'm glad I've met rabbis who aren't like this. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • A. T. Wilson
    • 15.11.09 | 09:35 (IST)

    I know that militaries everywhere retain religious people to maintain morale, but this is not helpful. If taken seriously---and a position of Chief Rabbi ought to suggest that---this would mean that the IDF could only be "the most moral army in the world" by being the most utterly merciless. Maimonides, who was Salah al-Din's personal physician, believed in and recommended the discriminating and sometimes downright kind approach to warfare that was practiced by his noble Muslim employer. I doubt that he would be pleased with the selective use that the IDF's Chief Rabbi Rontzki makes of his words.

    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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