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        12/30/2011, Tevet 4, 5772

      Chief IDF Rabbi Against Anti-Women Bias

      Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz of the Israel Defense Forces said, this week, that "The failures of Beit Shemesh will not happen in the IDF."

      In a letter sent to IDF commanders regarding bias against women, Rabbi Peretz wrote, "We hear of a number of cases of discrimination against women in the IDF. I find it hard to stand idly by in light of such serious cases. These cases are not ethical, are not in line with the ways and values ​​of the IDF and stand in stark contrast to the spirit of Judaism."