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Historic meeting of Israeli & European Jewish army chaplains

"We have very different challenges, but we still have a lot to learn from one another."

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Yeshiva Rabbi tells students to avoid dairy kitchens in IDF

The headmaster of Yeshivat Elon Moreh has instructed his students not to eat dairy food cooked in IDF kitchens.

Yeshiva Rabbi tells students to avoid dairy kitchens in IDF

'Catastrophe' in the IDF: Dairy cooking may be allowed again

Decades later, the IDF may lift a lengthy ban on dairy in base kitchens. Military Rabbis have warned against the move.

'Catastrophe' in the IDF: Dairy cooking may be allowed again

Coronavirus in IDF rabbinical course

70 cadets from IDF rabbinical course ordered into isolation after 2 of them test positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus in IDF rabbinical course

Passover preparations in the IDF

Hundreds of soldiers recruited to take the place of the reservists who usually prepare for Passover on the bases.

Passover preparations in the IDF

IDF DNA identification facility converted to COVID-19 lab

IDF Chief Rabbinate joins war against coronavirus, converts DNA lab to facility capable of handling hundreds of specimens daily.

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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.

MK Gafni protests non-kosher food in IDF kitchens

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.

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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.

IDF relaxes restrictions on facial hair for religious soldiers

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.

IDF Rabbinate holds special Shabbat for bereaved families

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.

Army Rabbinate really against 'Joint Service Order'?

'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.

'Leftists are trying to destroy the IDF Rabbinate'

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.

New IDF Chief Rabbi subjected to rehashed 'controversy'

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.

New Chief Military Rabbi appointed

Smotrich erupts over IDF Rabbinate reorganization

During Knesset committee meeting MK Bezalel Smotrich called plan to reorganize IDF Rabbinate 'underhanded opportunism'.

Smotrich erupts over IDF Rabbinate reorganization

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.'

Chief rabbis demand PM keep 'Jewish Consciousness' in rabbinate

'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.

'The IDF Rabbinate has declared its own death'

Eizenkot takes 'Jewish Consciousness' from rabbis

IDF Chief of Staff gives in to leftist groups, moves key department from military rabbinate to personnel directorate.

Eizenkot removes 'Jewish Consciousness' from 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.

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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.

Rabbis: Soldiers May Eat Meat During 'Nine Days'

IDF September 'Bible Alert'

Ground Forces Rabbi hints there may be a need for intense spiritual support for troops in September.

IDF on 'Bible Alert' for September

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.

IDF Eulogy Text Moves Closer to G-d

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.

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IDF Unveils Shabbat Phone

The IDF rabbinate has developed a device that will allow soldiers to speak on the telephone without Shabbat desecration.

On LIne Judaism in the IDF: Shabbat-Friendly Phones for Soldiers