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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 05:34 PM
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Top settler rabbi: Soldiers will sooner CHOOSE DEATH than suffer WOMEN'S SINGING
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Edited on Thu Nov-17-11 05:38 PM by Poll_Blind
From Haaretz:
Israel Defense Forces soldiers should choose death before they remain at army events which include women's singing, a top settler religious leader said in an interview on Thursday.

The comment made by Elyakim Levanon, the rabbi of the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh, came after earlier this week, 19 reserve major generals sent a letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, imploring them not to allow harm to come to women's service in the army as a result of religious soldiers' demands.

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However, in a radio interview on Thursday, Rabbi Levanon criticized a possible ruling that would forbid religious soldiers from leaving events over women's singing, saying that IDF soldier should choose death before complying with such an order.

"(The IDF) is bringing close the day in which rabbis will have to say to soldiers 'you have to leave those events even if there's a firing squad outside, and you'll be shot to death," Levanin said.


BTW, this is not about women who can't sing well. This is about any woman singing.

I just finished reading rug's post about Saudi women possibly having to cover their 'tempting' eyes and then I came across this in Haaretz reading Middle Eastern news.

It amazes me how there is a patriarchal curve that just goes off the charts when you look at how extremists view women. And how they always put the burden of preventing temptation on the women, not the men who are supposedly the "strong-willed" one.

PB
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