In the eyes of one rabbi, IDF soldiers may be better off dead
In a fanatical reaction to warm ultra-Orthodox support for the IDF in Gaza, Rabbi Yisroel Yitzchok Kalmanovitz preaches that it's better for soldiers to die in battle than to live as sinners.
A wave of warm feelings for the Israel Defense Forces swept over Israel’s ultra-Orthodox citizens in recent weeks, and was expressed in prayer, study and the recitation of Psalms on its behalf. However, it turns out that not all ultra-Orthodox people share the same sentiments.
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