IDF rabbis ban Israeli radio on Shabbat

Order to Navy soldiers cites law against benefiting from Jews' desecrations.

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Listening to Israeli radio stations will be forbidden for religious combat soldiers serving on Navy ships during Shabbat and religious holidays. According to an instruction publicized Friday in an IDF Rabbinate pamphlet, since a Jew must not benefit from another Jew's Shabbat desecration, religious soldiers who wish to remain alert during Shabbat will be able to turn the radio on before Shabbat commences but only if they tune in to non-Jewish stations. The new pamphlet is set to be distributed to new naval officers and soldiers participating in naval courses. The new rules will not apply to secular soldiers who will be able to listen to any station they choose, an IDF source said.

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