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'I say you can be religious soldier and also shave; Now shave.'

'I say you can be religious soldier and also shave; Now shave.'

Southern Command human resources officer Col. Alon Matzliach orders soldier: 'I think one can be a religious soldier and also shave beard.'Mordechai Sones, 01/11/2018 13:59
Order to 50 soldiers: Shave by Sunday

Order to 50 soldiers: Shave by Sunday

'Beard exemption' for 50 religious soldiers denied, after having been issued without problems for past year-and-a-half. 'What changed?'Ido Ben Porat, 21/06/2018 09:57
IDF doesn't recognize 'Traditional'?

IDF doesn't recognize 'Traditional'?

IDF soldiers defining themselves 'Traditional' and not shaving during Omer period forced to shave or jailed.Mordechai Sones, 06/05/2018 14:19
Soldier jailed over beard to be released for Independence Day

Soldier jailed over beard to be released for Independence Day

IDF soldier sent to military prison for growing beard during Omer will be released to be with his family on Israel's 70th.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2018 12:52
Soldier jailed for growing beard

Soldier jailed for growing beard

Combat soldier imprisoned for 20 days for growing beard during counting of the Omer. IDF: 'Soldier does not maintain religious lifestyle.'Ido Ben Porat, 10/04/2018 11:08
IDF Chief meets with rabbis amidst tensions

IDF Chief meets with rabbis amidst tensions

In the wake of tensions in the IDF between the army brass and the religious soldiers, IDF Head met with rabbis to repair wounds.Hillel Fendel, 21/08/2016 21:00
52 combat soldiers commanded to shave

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, 19/08/2016 12:53
IDF beard rules are just to make things difficult

IDF beard rules are just to make things difficult

During heated discussion, Personnel Directorate head admits army changed rules because it didn't like seeing bearded soldiers.Hezki Baruch, 08/03/2016 14:56
Dep Def Min: Won't make religious soldiers shave

Dep Def Min: Won't make religious soldiers shave

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan describes how 'army is pulled by Supreme Court instructions' and was forced to publish shaving rules.Shimon Cohen, 29/02/2016 12:06
IDF: Not a real army if everyone has a beard

IDF: 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, 29/02/2016 07:27
IDF beard storm: Recognize this face?

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, 28/02/2016 22:04
High Court Freezes IDF No-Beard Rule

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, 27/08/2015 23:00
ISIS Beard Shaving Ban to Make 'Human Shields'

ISIS Beard Shaving Ban 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, 01/06/2015 07:53
US Army Permits Kippah and Beard for Soldiers

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, 23/01/2014 21:24