Divine Service?: Judaism and Israels Armed Forces Stuart A. Cohen

ISBN: 9781299712232

Published: July 29th 2013

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210 pages


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Divine Service?: Judaism and Israels Armed Forces  by  Stuart A. Cohen

Divine Service?: Judaism and Israels Armed Forces by Stuart A. Cohen
July 29th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 210 pages | ISBN: 9781299712232 | 8.60 Mb

Soldiering, which for almost two millennia was almost entirely foreign to Jewish thought and practice, has by virtue of universal conscription become a rite of passage to citizenship in the Jewish state. For practicing orthodox Jews in Israel thatMoreSoldiering, which for almost two millennia was almost entirely foreign to Jewish thought and practice, has by virtue of universal conscription become a rite of passage to citizenship in the Jewish state.

For practicing orthodox Jews in Israel that change generates dilemmas that are intellectual as well as behavioural, and has necessitated both doctrinal and institutional adaptations. At the same time, the responses thus evoked are forcing Israels decision-makers to reconsider the traditional role of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) as their countrys most evocative symbol of national unity.



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