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        12/26/2013, Tevet 23, 5774

      Rabbi Ariel Advocates National Volunteering for Girls


      Rabbi of Ramat Gan Yaakov Ariel says women must avoid combat military service and may only hold army desk jobs as volunteers, "According to Jewish Law, women are not allowed to be subject to male coercion, which mandatory military service requires. This can lead to immorality and a compromise of national security. Religious girls participating in national volunteer service are commendable, because this framework gives them full opportunity to get up and leave if they are not satisfied."