IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz convened members of the military chief rabbinate on Sunday morning to discuss the ‘disturbing trend of trampling the honor of women” Israel Radio’s Reshet Bet reported on Sunday morning.
According to the report, the army’s highest-ranking rav expressed concerns over the increase in the number of incidents that signal a lack of respect for women, and he is working to ensure that this does not occur in the IDF, instructing his staff to take appropriate steps to avoid such incidents.
Ynet adds the meeting attended by dozens of military rabbis is taking place in Tel Aviv. Ynet quotes the military’s chief rabbi as stating “military regulations are above all else and in a case where there is a dilemma between Halacha and a commander’s order, we explain to subordinates they must obey the commander”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)