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Religious IDF troops walk out of event featuring woman singer

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

About 100 religious soldiers left a Paratroop Brigade assembly earlier this month to avoid being present at the performance of a female singer, the army weekly Bamahane reported last week.

Their departure stemmed from their belief that halakha, or Jewish religious law, prohibits them from hearing a woman sing. Their position has the support of the army rabbinate.”