Israeli Military Facial-hair Furor Cuts Across Religious, Nonreligious Lines
Nonreligious and moderately observant soldiers claim ultra-Orthodox will benefit most from new policy limiting those who can grow beards. Leading Zionist religious rabbi: Religious soldiers should refuse order to shave.
Orthodox soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces joined the protest against the new regulation pertaining to growing beards that takes effect on Tuesday. Their argument: More strictly observant ultra-Orthodox...
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