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  • The IDF Chief Rabbi and the Kohen Anointed for War
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    The IDF Chief Rabbi and the Kohen Anointed for War

    The Israeli army is a central anchor of stability in Israeli society as a whole. This is even more so for those of us who grew up within religious Zionism, and who view the establishment of the State of Israel as the thrust of the wings of "the beginning of the redemption." For me and for those like me, the character of the Jewish army is a spiritual goal and a challenge. There can be no greater symbol of a Jewish nation than to have a national army. For sure, we are well aware that the atmosphere in the IDF is a far cry from our dreams of "the soldiers of King David," but in spite of any perceived lack, our IDF is the ultimate realm where it is possible to see the encounter between religious and secular living with our own eyes. This fact is reflected in a number of lines in the general orders of the Chief of Staff of the IDF, with the purpose of allowing combined living in such areas as kashrut, Shabbat observance, "appropriate gender integration," the status of rabbis attached to specific commands, giving soldiers a Tanach when they receive their rifles, and other Jewish symbols in the IDF.

    Out of this range of Jewish symbols, we can raise the banner of the figure of "The Kohen Anointed for War," who is charged with maintaining the spirit and motivation, together with Jewish awareness, in case of war. The first one to be appointed to this post was the hero of this week's Torah portion, Pinchas, who was Aharon's grandson. He was given this appointment, as is seen in the quote above from the Midrash.
    1634 : Matot
    24 Tammuz 5776 30/07/2016
    Taking a Torah Scroll off the Bima to Help a Handicapped Person / Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Rimon
    When a handicapped man is called to the Torah, are we allowed to put a small table next to the Bima for the Torah scroll and read the Torah from there?
    A Complete Task / Rabbi Atiel Gilady
    A person who starts things but never finishes lives in a perpetual state of frustration, even if he or she is not always aware of the reason for the feeling.
  • Using an oven on Shabbat

    Using an oven on Shabbat

    Is there any problem with using the oven on Shabbat under the control of a timer?
    Milk and Meat Dishes in the Same Dishwasher

    Milk and Meat Dishes in the Same Dishwasher

    Can the same dishwasher can be used for both dairy and meat dishes (not at the same time).
    Recycling Weekly Parsha Sheets

    Recycling Weekly Parsha Sheets

    Can I recycle the parsha sheets in such a way that the contents are not desecrated or harmed?
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