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Case Dropped Against IDF Commander Who Invoked G-d

Givati Commander Ofer Winter cleared of investigation claiming coverups; his soldiers charge it was organized targeting for religiosity.

Case Dropped Against IDF Commander Who Invoked G-d

IDF Commander who Invoked G-d 'Elimination' Target

Religious commander Ofer Winter's soldiers charge there is an organized attempt to get rid of him as investigation launches.

IDF Commander who Invoked G-d Targeted for 'Elimination'

Why is the Knesset Debating IDF Religiosity?

Perplexed MK Yogev reminds Knesset 'enemy is Hamas, not religious soldiers' as Jewish 'radicalization' in IDF placed on the docket.

Why is the Knesset Debating IDF Religiosity?

Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-Jews

Rabbis clarify Judaism’s position on non-Jews, women’s role in light of IDF mezuzah controversy.

Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-Jews

Rabbi: ‘Haaretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike Judaism

Rabbi accuses Ha'aretz of anti-Judaism slant after paper accuses IDF rabbis of racism.

Rabbi: ‘Ha'aretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike Judaism

New IDF Technology Allows Instant ID

New technology will mean that fallen soldiers can be identified immediately, so that families do not wait hours for news.

New IDF Technology Allows Instant ID for Fallen Soldiers

IDF’s Anti-Beard Rule Cancelled after A7 Report

Following a report by Arutz Sheva, IDF commanders decide to continue to allow religious soldiers to grow beards.

IDF’s Anti-Beard Rule Cancelled after A7 Report

Soldiers Equipped with Apples, Honey for New Year

The IDF prepares for the new year with 2.4 metric tons of honey and 30 tons of apples.

Soldiers Equipped with Apples, Honey for New Year

Rabbi: Hareidi Enlistment Won’t Stop Hate

Hareidi rabbi fears that hareidi IDF enlistment won’t stop hate. “They’ll just attack us more.”

Rabbi: Hareidi Enlistment Won’t Stop Hate

Soldiers Allege Forced Sabbath Labor in IDF Prison

Soldiers say they were required to violate the Sabbath while in IDF prison.

Soldiers Allege Forced Sabbath Labor in IDF Prison

Orlev: Draft-Dodging Not a Torah Value

MK Orlev has criticism for hareidi leaders who call on young men not to enlist. Those who learn Torah know they need to serve, he says.

Orlev: Draft-Dodging Not a Torah Value

Hareidi Enlistment Continues to Rise

New programs created as hareidi youth continue to enlist in IDF. Hareidi soldiers get their own IDF rabbi.

Hareidi Enlistment Continues to Rise

IDF Chief of Staff Rules: Men Must Attend

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Ganz rules no soldier will be exempt from official military ceremonies, even if a woman is singing.

IDF Chief of Staff: All Troops Must Attend Official Ceremonies