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IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Eyal Karim has addressed the issue of frum soldiers who complain about being ordered to attend a kol isha event. The rav was speaking with a young religious group before their induction in a Ra’anana shul.
The rav addressed kashrus, keeping Shabbos and women singing, and avoiding provocation.
“One does not have to walk out and create a provocation but one can compel oneself not to benefit, not to look, and avoid a provocation – or even bring a Gemara and not wear earplugs but to have kavona not to benefit” stated the Rav.
The accompanying video is from a July 13th news broadcast.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)