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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 04:38 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.


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.

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  -Top settler rabbi: Soldiers will sooner CHOOSE DEATH than suffer WOMEN'S SINGING Poll_Blind  Nov-17-11 04:34 PM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-11 04:36 PM   #1 
  - No  customerserviceguy   Nov-17-11 05:43 PM   #12 
  - Wow, just, wow.  Quartermass   Nov-17-11 04:36 PM   #2 
  - Kill 'em. The world doesn't need 'em. nt  valerief   Nov-17-11 04:37 PM   #3 
  - That works for me. (n/t)  Nihil   Nov-22-11 06:38 AM   #18 
  - Hey I gave a pic. At least you could post an audio clip.  rug   Nov-17-11 04:38 PM   #4 
  - Heh! I could listen to Florence Foster Jenkins sing opera all day long rather...  Poll_Blind   Nov-17-11 04:56 PM   #6 
     - Jeez, no wonder he's pissed off.  rug   Nov-17-11 05:04 PM   #10 
     - omg! hahahahahaha!  frogmarch   Nov-17-11 08:20 PM   #17 
  - What is in the drinking water in the Middle East?  LiberalEsto   Nov-17-11 04:39 PM   #5 
  - Rabid sexism and homophobia are inextricably linked  Warpy   Nov-17-11 04:58 PM   #7 
  - Fine by me!  FiveGoodMen   Nov-17-11 05:00 PM   #8 
  - Well, even despite my having a female Tory MP who is also a singer  LeftishBrit   Nov-17-11 05:02 PM   #9 
  - JESUS H. CHRIST!!!  Iggo   Nov-17-11 05:25 PM   #11 
  - Fundamentalist Jews and Muslims have a lot in common.  GodlessBiker   Nov-17-11 05:43 PM   #13 
  - they both have a lot in common with Fundamentalist Christians.  fl_socialist   Nov-17-11 07:56 PM   #15 
     - +1  GodlessBiker   Nov-17-11 08:01 PM   #16 
     - You really haven't read much of the Old Testament have you?  Nihil   Nov-22-11 06:39 AM   #19 
        - Well, the OT is genocidal rather than forced conversions. nt  Deep13   Nov-22-11 11:40 AM   #23 
        - So were most of the Crusades (Middle Eastern or European). (n/t)  Nihil   Nov-23-11 08:04 AM   #28 
           - I don't know about that.  Deep13   Nov-23-11 07:47 PM   #29 
              - I just used the same term that you did ...  Nihil   Nov-24-11 04:02 AM   #30 
        - The ancient history of Christianity, Judaism and Islam is pretty much the *same* history  LeftishBrit   Nov-22-11 02:07 PM   #24 
           - A person who wishes to be Jewish needs to seek "conversion" him/herself  Meshuga   Nov-22-11 08:10 PM   #26 
           - Hmmm.  Nihil   Nov-23-11 08:03 AM   #27 
  - Women are good enough to screw,  NMMNG   Nov-17-11 05:48 PM   #14 
  - I've heard a few women...  jeepnstein   Nov-22-11 08:08 AM   #20 
  - These lunatic settlers are why there will never be peace.  Odin2005   Nov-22-11 10:31 AM   #21 
  - Suffer women's singing. Suffer?!  Deep13   Nov-22-11 11:36 AM   #22 
  - I feel pretty confident that no soldiers under live fire would agree (nm)  Book Lover   Nov-22-11 03:11 PM   #25 

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