52 combat soldiers commanded to shave

"I was in shock. Why are they forcing me to choose between two values which I believe in?!" Commander freezes order pending investigation.Ido ben Porat, 8/19/2016, 12:53 PM

IDF: We changed beard rules to make it as difficult as possible

During heated discussion, Personnel Directorate head admits army changed rules because it didn't like seeing bearded soldiers.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2016, 2:56 PM

Deputy Defense Minister: Religious soldiers won't have to shave

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan describes how 'army is pulled by Supreme Court instructions' and was forced to publish shaving rules.Shimon Cohen, 2/29/2016, 12:06 PM

IDF spokesman: Not a real army if everyone has a beard

IDF spokesman clarifies: 'No desire to hurt feelings. Religious soldiers should approach their commanders'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/29/2016, 7:27 AM

IDF beard storm: Recognize this face?

Religious soldiers are outraged by new anti-beard order - and it turns out even the defense minister had one.Gil Ronen, 2/28/2016, 10:04 PM

High Court Freezes IDF No-Beard Rule

A new order forbidding secular soldiers from growing beards is on hold until High Court considers a motion filed against it.Ido Ben Porat, 8/27/2015, 11:00 PM

ISIS Beard Shaving Ban Meant to Make 'Human Shields'

Mosul residents face jail or lashes for shaving - or not being able to grow - a beard, but residents reveal it's just a ploy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2015, 7:53 AM

US Army Permits Kippah and Beard for Soldiers

New US Department of Defense directives allow religious soldiers to request exemptions as long as approval doesn't hinder missions.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 9:24 PM