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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 11:48 AM
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Excuse religious soldiers from events where women sing
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Israel Defense Forces soldiers whose religious beliefs don't allow them to listen to women sing should have the right to be excused from attending such events, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said in a halakhic ruling disseminated on Monday.

His entry into the fray follows Sunday's comments by IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz, who expressed support for the religious cadets who walked out of an IDF heritage event several weeks ago after a mixed group of male and female vocalists took the stage. Four of the nine cadets were expelled when they refused to express remorse for their actions.

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  -Excuse religious soldiers from events where women sing SecularMotion  Sep-27-11 11:48 AM   #0 
  - LOL believers are so ridiculous......  bowens43   Sep-27-11 11:52 AM   #1 
  - Oh I SO agree with you...  SoapBox   Sep-27-11 12:01 PM   #2 
  - Who ever said that religion was good for mental health -- ?  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 12:01 PM   #3 
  - What do they do when they fight opponents who have singing women?  saras   Sep-27-11 12:06 PM   #4 
  - Maybe their Palestinian enemies could attack them with armies of singing women.  Crunchy Frog   Oct-06-11 09:13 AM   #12 
     - Devout Muslim men are similarly not permitted to hear a woman sing in front of them  oberliner   Oct-06-11 11:04 AM   #14 
        - So then the Israelis could strike back with their own armies of singing women.  Crunchy Frog   Oct-06-11 08:49 PM   #19 
  - How fucking stupid....  truebrit71   Sep-27-11 12:11 PM   #5 
  - What, why isn't this on the Onion. Seriously?  AtheistCrusader   Sep-27-11 12:23 PM   #6 
  - Ridiculous. n/t  Scurrilous   Sep-28-11 02:24 PM   #7 
  - I am so glad...  LeftishBrit   Oct-01-11 09:49 AM   #8 
  - Israeli orchestra drops female singer after pressure from Orthodox subscribers  Scurrilous   Oct-05-11 10:12 AM   #9 
  - That's pathetic...  Violet_Crumble   Oct-06-11 01:54 AM   #10 
     - ....  Scurrilous   Oct-08-11 11:42 PM   #21 
  - oops...  pelsar   Oct-06-11 02:09 AM   #11 
  - Israelis the example I usually cite as to why I'm not an enthusiast of proportional representation  Donald Ian Rankin   Oct-06-11 10:47 AM   #13 
     - 2005 was the last time Shas was out of power  oberliner   Oct-06-11 12:16 PM   #15 
     - this isn't shas...  pelsar   Oct-06-11 04:08 PM   #18 
  - any one who criticizes this practise is an anti-semite.  provis99   Oct-06-11 02:54 PM   #16 
  - No. Those who go far beyond criticism into demonization & Jew hating tropes is almost certainly. n/t  shira   Oct-06-11 03:14 PM   #17 
  - Huh?  Shaktimaan   Oct-07-11 03:32 AM   #20 
  - Top settler rabbi: Soldiers must sooner choose death than suffer women's singing  Scurrilous   Nov-17-11 11:33 AM   #22 
  - The ultra-Orthodox are changing the face of the IDF  Scurrilous   Nov-18-11 03:51 PM   #23 
  - Barak, IDF Chief caught on tape joking about women, demand tape not be aired  Scurrilous   Dec-06-11 12:56 PM   #24 

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