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    • Zev Davis
    • 25.04.12 | 14:58 (IDT)

    That the way we treat the role of women in a modern army in this new century differs from the way armies dealt with the role of women in the past doesn't mean that some units of Zahal could show consideration for Haredi soldiers. If the only problem is to establish units in the army where there are "no women", and others that are "mixed" solves the issue of bringing in soldiers for whom a mixed setting is a problem, maybe we have to act accordingly. After all, there was a time when armies didn't place women in combat units, and religion was not the reason, but other considerations. So you disapprove of what was in the past, perhaps, but don't "stick it to the Haredim", as all to many ultra-Secularists do simply because they are upset that their Yevsek granddaddy told them the State of Israel would remove them from Jewish life.

    from the article: Haredim and the IDF: A crisis with no solution?
    First published 19:27 24.04.12 | Last updated 19:27 24.04.12
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