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Minister: Rabbi should apologize for ‘divisive’ comments on female service

Housing Minister Yoav Galant says a rabbi who spoke disparagingly about women serving in the army should apologize.

Housing Minister Yoav Galant arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, December 18, 2016. (Marc Israel Sellem)
Housing Minister Yoav Galant arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, December 18, 2016. (Marc Israel
Sellem)

Galant, a former major general, says female service in the IDF “is essential” across the board.

He says the statements by Rabbi Yigal Levinstein that military service has “driven our girls crazy” and deprives them of their Judaism, were “wrong, dangerous, divisive and upsetting.”

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