IDF Reconsiders Chief Military Rabbi Appointment in Wake of Criticism

The announcement that Colonel Eyal Karim had been chosen as the next chief rabbi drew condemnation for a former statement in which he seemed to suggest that soldiers were permitted to rape during war.

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Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is reexamining the appointment of a controversial rabbi, Colonel Eyal Karim, as the military's chief rabbi, according to security sources. Maj. Gen. Hagai...