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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 12:32 AM
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'Men commanding women in IDF ‘contravenes Torah''
Hardline Rabbi Dov Lior tells students not take up positions in IDF where they would have to command women to protect modesty.

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"Leading religious-Zionist Rabbi Dov Lior told yeshiva students on Sunday they should not take up positions in the army in which they would need to be in command of female soldiers.

Lior was responding to a question from a student at the Nir hesder yeshiva in Kiryat Arba, who asked whether or not it was permissible according to Jewish law to command female soldiers. According to the website Kipa, Lior answered, “regarding the issue of modesty, it is for certain that commanding girls contravenes the Torah.”

Lior, the chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, was not available to clarify his remarks although a spokesman for him told The Jerusalem Post that “the rabbi was asked a halachic question and gave a halachic answer.”

Lior also returned to the topic of religious soldiers listening to women singing in the army, and reiterated his stance that they should exempt themselves from any such events.

“Find a good excuse in order to leave before the women sing,” he told a student, adding however “you don’t have to explain to anyone why you need to suddenly leave.”

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=244633
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 12:36 AM
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1. Fucking nitwit. How do assholes like that manage to reproduce? nt
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holdencaufield Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 12:39 AM
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2. Given...
...the exceptionally small number of Haredi officers in the IDF, this ruling has all the relevance of the price of tea in Lithuania.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 12:51 AM
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3. Are they allowed to be commanded BY women?
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holdencaufield Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 12:55 AM
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4. Chance are, they would have to be
There are significantly more women officers in the IDF than Haredi soldiers.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 10:01 AM
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5. There are a few Hareidi units so the issue is not a wide one
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pelsar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 12:08 PM
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6. actually there is one..
Edited on Thu Nov-10-11 12:11 PM by pelsar
and its not considered much of anything, but the issue is not them, its the more moderate religious that are more enthusiastic about their service and the religion...serving god and country...
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:40 PM
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7. It stands to reason that nasty bigots like Lior hate women...
How this man holds any authority whatsoever is amazing....

'Gentile sperm leads to barbaric offspring'
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