A Google Search Could Have Prevented the Controversy Over the IDF Chief Rabbi Appointment

Rabbi Eyal Karim has made many contentious remarks about sensitive issues – gays, non-Jews, rape and refusing military orders; his appointment points to a deeper issue within the military rabbinate: Its mission to instill soldiers with biblical fighting spirit.

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Rabbi Eyal Karim was chosen to be the rabbi who would return the military rabbinate to its past as a unit that merely provides religious services, having been shorn of the problematic organ known as the Jewish...