Soldier of faith

The IDF High Command overlooked the nationalist pietism of incoming Chief Chaplain Col. Eyal Karim and endured a storm over his comments on women and gays.

August 10, 2016 13:18
Eyal Karim

Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim served in the Sayeret Matkal Special Forces Unit. (photo credit: IDF)


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LIKE THE Jewish state and its army, the IDF’s chaplaincy was baptized – so to speak – by fire.

Faced in 1948 with the urgent need to locate, identify and bury the war’s mounting casualties, the young Military Rabbinate was assigned with bringing to burial an entire platoon’s 87 bodies that were trapped among the besieged Egyptian forces in the Negev.


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