IDF Announces That Reform Rabbis Can Now Lead IDF Funerals


Hiddush is an Israeli-based organization that will often pursue anti-Torah hashkafos. In 2017, it petitioned the Israeli Court to require that the IDF’s regulations be amended to permit military burials that would also allow for clergy that deny the tenets of classical Judaism.

The IDF agreed to change its regulations, according to an announcement made today.

The regulations currently state that the military Rabbinate may reject them for reasons relating to the procedures of religious ceremony or due to desecration of the cemetery.
Attorney Uri Regev, the Director of Hiddush for Religious Freedom and Equality, and and a Reform Rabbi expressed satisfaction at this development.

According to the PEW Research Center survey of 2013, in the United States – 98 percent of Orthodox Jews marry Jews; 73 percent of Conservative Jews marry Jews; and 50 percent of Reform Jews marry Jews.

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  1. It’s time for the state to decide whether they are a Jewish state or not.
    Don’t go round the world claiming to be the only Jewish state but at home behaving worse than liberal non-jews.

  2. I believe Priests and Imams can for their soldiers when they serve. In this case, individuals sued for the right to be buried as they chose. The Rabbinate had no choice. This headline is also misleading.