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MK Moshe Gafni protests non-kosher food items being allowed into IDF kitchens

MK Moshe Gafni protests non-kosher food items being allowed into IDF kitchens

UTJ's MK Gafni appeals to Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to maintain status quo in IDF kitchens and prevent entry of non-kosher food.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2020 14:04
Watch: IDF Rabbinate's Choir performs 'Haben Yakir Li'

Watch: IDF Rabbinate's Choir performs 'Haben Yakir Li'

Accompanied by Chief IDF Cantor Shai Abramson, IDF's Rabbinate Choir performs classic at Israeli music festival.Tzvi Lev, 22/04/2018 07:26
IDF relaxes restrictions on facial hair for religious soldiers

IDF relaxes restrictions on facial hair for religious soldiers

The IDF relaxed its grooming standards to enable religious soldiers to grow beards after revised rules in 2016 caused a huge backlash.Tzvi Lev, 04/02/2018 18:47
IDF Rabbinate holds special Shabbat for bereaved families

IDF Rabbinate holds special Shabbat for bereaved families

Rabbinate held this past weekend a special Shabbat at a hotel for religious families of soldiers who were killed during their IDF service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2017 11:15
Army Rabbinate really against 'Joint Service Order'?

Army Rabbinate really against 'Joint Service Order'?

Modesty laws booklet reveals true position of IDF Rabbinate in relation to mixed-gender order it was forced to sign.Mordechai Sones, 09/03/2017 16:27
'Leftists trying to destroy the IDF Rabbinate'

'Leftists trying to destroy the IDF Rabbinate'

Forum of reservist IDF rabbis say attacks on IDF Chief Rabbi appointee part of larger effort to marginalize Judaism within the IDF.Shai Landesman, 12/07/2016 20:11
New IDF Chief Rabbi caught up in 'controversy'

New IDF Chief Rabbi caught up in 'controversy'

IDF Personnel Directorate head calls Rabbi Karim for 'clarification conversation' regarding statements made by the rabbi 3 and 4 years ago.Uzi Baruch, 12/07/2016 15:52
New Chief Military Rabbi appointed

New Chief Military Rabbi appointed

Rabbi Eyal Moshe Karim, former paratroopers commander and author of a book on Jewish military law, will be the next Chief Military Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, 11/07/2016 17:31
Smotrich erupts over IDF Rabbinate reorganization

Smotrich erupts over IDF Rabbinate reorganization

During Knesset committee meeting MK Bezalel Smotrich called plan to reorganize IDF Rabbinate 'underhanded opportunism'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2016 13:12
Chief rabbis demand PM keep dep't in rabbinate

Chief rabbis demand PM keep dep't in rabbinate

In letter to PM, Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef insist transferring Jewish Consciousness dep't from IDF Rabbinate will cause 'ruin.'Hezki Baruch, 03/02/2016 19:12
'The IDF Rabbinate has declared its own death'

'The IDF Rabbinate has declared its own death'

Critics fume after IDF Chief of Staff officially announces decision to remove Jewish Consciousness department from IDF Rabbinate.Uzi Baruch, 12/01/2016 13:24
Eizenkot takes 'Jewish Consciousness' from rabbis

Eizenkot takes 'Jewish Consciousness' from rabbis

IDF Chief of Staff gives in to leftist groups, moves key department from military rabbinate to personnel directorate.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/01/2016 21:04
Leading Rabbis Call to 'Save the IDF Rabbinate'

Leading Rabbis Call to 'Save the IDF Rabbinate'

Rabbis hold conference in Jerusalem to discuss the budget cut threats facing rabbinate, and explain why rabbinate so crucial to the army.Yoni Kempinski, 30/09/2015 18:49
Rabbis: Soldiers May Eat Meat During 'Nine Days'

Rabbis: Soldiers May Eat Meat During 'Nine Days'

Soldiers need their strength, and fighting terrorists to save Jewish lives trumps the custom not to eat meat this week, IDF Rabbis said.Moshe Cohen, 28/07/2014 15:27
IDF September 'Bible Alert'

IDF September 'Bible Alert'

Ground Forces Rabbi hints there may be a need for intense spiritual support for troops in September.Gil Ronen, 17/08/2011 21:46
IDF Eulogies Closer to G-d

IDF Eulogies Closer to G-d

The new chief of staff has approved a change in the text recited in military memorial ceremonies to include G-d’s Name.Gil Ronen, 14/06/2011 10:00
Israel's Rabbis Visit IDF Rabbi

Israel's Rabbis Visit IDF Rabbi

Israel’s chief rabbis, Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar, met on Sunday with Chief Military Rabbi Rafi Peretz and his staff.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 21/02/2011 01:11
IDF Unveils Shabbat Phone

IDF Unveils Shabbat Phone

The IDF rabbinate has developed a device that will allow soldiers to speak on the telephone without Shabbat desecration.Maayana Miskin, 03/07/2010 21:38