Liberman to rabbi who slammed female IDF service: Quit or I'll stop recognition of your yeshiva

March 15, 2017 15:45
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Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday gave an ultimatum to Rabbi Yigal Levenstein, the head of the Bnei David pre-army yeshiva academy at the Eli settlement, who recently gave his students a lecture in which he called female military service “crazy.”

Liberman sent a letter to Levenstein calling on him to resign or have state recognition of the yeshiva canceled.Speaking at the Otzem pre-military academy last week, Levenstein said that military service drives female soldiers crazy and strips them of their Jewishness.

“They recruit them to the army, where they enter as Jews, but they’re not Jews by the time they leave,” he said.

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