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  10/9/2011, Tishrei 11, 5772

Chief IDF Rabbi to Heser Heads: Condemn 'Price Tag'


Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz of the Israel Defense Forces told heads of the Hesder Yeshiva Union, Sunday, to condemn the "price tag" acts of vandalism, which have hit army bases in addition to Arab targets. Hesder yeshivas combine military service with Torah study. The Air Force brigadier general said, "We are a nation of law and order, and I have full confidence in the security establishment. If anyone has a problem with the actions of the IDF, they should address the correct address."

Regarding the recent disciplining of soldiers for walking out of a performance of women singing, Rabbi Peretz said, "There's halakah (Jewish law) and it must be observed." He added that a task force on the subject will finish its work soon.