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'We've always granted everyone a dignified burial'

Former Chief IDF Rabbi Brigadier General (res) Yisrael Weiss: Burial of non-Jewish IDF KIA is no shame G-d forbid, originates in Halacha

'We've always granted everyone a dignified burial'

A special Hanukkah performance for children with cancer

Military rabbinate band plays for children with cancer at Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv.

A special Hanukkah performance for children with cancerplayer

Field menorahs: Flashlights instead of candles

Military rabbis discuss lighting Hanukkah candles during field operations, say flashlights may be used instead of candles if need be.

Field menorahs: Flashlights instead of candles

'Army education in the hands of the Rabbinate? Absurd.'

New Chief Education Officer believes Military Rabbinate should not deal with general education of soldiers, only 'religious' matters.

'Army education in the hands of the Rabbinate? Absurd.'

6,300 lulavs and etrogs for IDF soldiers

Sorting of about 6,300 lulavs and etrogs to be used by soldiers during holiday season taking place this week..

6,300 lulavs and etrogs for IDF soldiers

IDF rabbinate withdraws support from army cooking competition

IDF to send delegation to military cooking competition in Russia without a kashrut supervisor. Rabbinate: 'We won't support delegation.'

IDF rabbinate withdraws support from army cooking competition

Why was the IDF lecture on Dafna Meir cancelled?

Air Force rep. invites journalist Yifat Ehrlich to speak about Otniel woman murdered in terror attack, only to cancel at last minute.

Why was the IDF lecture on Dafna Meir cancelled?

MKs withdraw petition against Rabbi Karim's appointment

Meretz members have withdrawn their petition again Rabbi Karim’s appointment, announcing that his affidavit is a great victory.

MKs withdraw petition against Rabbi Karim's appointment

Rabbi Karim's associates respond to the High Court’s decision

Rabbi’s associates: The Supreme Court is taking Rabbi Karim's statements out of context.

Rabbi Karim's  associates respond to the High Court’s decision

IDF Educator defames the Book of Esther

A lecturer in the IDF's education division gives a anti-religious diatribe against the Book of Esther.

IDF Educator defames the Book of Esther

IDF to outsource kosher supervision

Move comes as part of effort to reduce manpower requirements. Military Rabbinate will still be involved, but from a distance.

IDF to outsource kosher supervision on dozens of bases

IDF orders religious officer to shave his beard

IDF refuses to allow religious career officer to continue growing beard, despite giving him exemption from shaving for years.

IDF orders religious officer to shave his beard

Severe Mezuzah Shortage in the IDF

One man's investigation indicates the IDF buys 6,000 mezuzahs annually but only 15% are kosher.

Severe Mezuzah Shortage in the IDF

Eizenkot to Weaken Military Rabbinate's Authority

In wake of ham sandwich controversy, IDF sources say Eizenkot intends to limit Military Rabbinate's involvement in educational activities.

Eizenkot Works to Weaken Military Rabbinate's Authority

Gaza Division Prepared for 'Glatt Kosher' Seder

Gaza Division Rabbi says IDF units are at top level of kashrut – including the most sensitive locations.

Gaza Division Prepared for 'Glatt Kosher' Seder