This Day in Jewish History 1994: First Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Army Dies

Religious prodigy Shomo Goren would lay down the rules for Jews in war, but as he grew old and dogmatic, would embrace increasingly extreme positions.

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On October 29, 1994, Shlomo Goren, who, as the first chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces, had a seminal impact on the role of Jewish law and custom in the army, and who later served as Ashkenazi chief...