Religion and the IDF - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JJ Gross
    • 21.02.11 | 06:30 (IST)

    That the IDF is becoming increasingly religious means Israel's defense is in the hand of idealistic young people who understand what they are defending and why. At the same time the increasingly religious complexion fhe IDF is evidence of the malaise of indifference and ignorance of Jewish and Israeli history and destiny among the illiterate, materialsitic, and pleasure pursuing secular youth of Tel Aviv. Rarely does one find a society that has so rapidly descended into decadence and indifference, one that so desperately and pathetically seeks to ignore its roots and make itself oblivious to the realities that surround it.

    from the article: IDF deputy chief: Israel's army needs faith in God more than tanks
    First published 02:19 21.02.11 | Last updated 02:19 21.02.11
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