Bayit Yehudi central c’tee to Bennett: Fight ‘Reform Judaism’s influence’ in IDF

In light of an impending transfer of the Jewish Consciousness Department of the IDF rabbinate to the IDF Education Corp, close to 100 members of the Bayit Yehudi Central Committee wrote to party chairman Naftali Bennett warning him about the consequences of such a step.

The Jewish Consciousness [or identity] department of the IDF rabbinate is designed to “strengthen among soldiers and combat soldiers a fighting spirit and a sense of mission from the spiritual treasure of Jewish sources.”

The department has however been the focus of controversy for several years following accusations that it was overly zealous in the dissemination of religious services, values and exhortations to IDF personnel.


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