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Rabbi Elyakim Levanon says that Israeli soldiers should not have to hear women sing at military events:

"The [[Israeli]] army’s insistence on men hearing women sing is such a serious attack on religious freedom, according to one prominent far-right rabbi, that “we’re close to a situation in which we will have to tell soldiers, ‘You have to leave such events even if a firing squad is set up outside, which will fire on and kill you.’”

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, Haaretz 50 Comments [3/8/2012 4:39:28 AM]
Fundie Index: 74
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Stonespiral

This is seriously an issue?

3/8/2012 4:46:05 AM

Binky

*sigh*. Once again, "you not doing what I want" = "attack on my religious freedom".

3/8/2012 4:48:52 AM

jsonitsac

@Binky

The OP is just taking advantage of his political position. You see the Likud party would be incapable of forming a government in the Kenesset if they did not indulge people like Rabb Levanon here. The result is that the Israeli government has been looking the other way towards these theocrats. If they stood up to them there's be a vote of no contest in the Kenesset and they'd be out of power.

So why doesn't Labour do anything about it? Well, they really haven't had their act together since the 1990s and for various reasons they haven't been able to produce an "Obama like" leader that can rally Israel's dispirited left wing.

3/8/2012 5:07:04 AM

Bollox

If Iran can develop a bomb that targets only frummers, I say drop the fucker.

3/8/2012 5:09:30 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Neato! Fundies of a different color!

3/8/2012 5:12:00 AM

Hertzyscowicz

...I second the motion of having that firing squad set up outside.

3/8/2012 5:38:03 AM



You have to leave such events even if a firing squad is set up outside, which will fire on and kill you.

[Israeli soldier thinking to himself]

Hear women sing, leave and get shot, hear women sing, leave and get shot, hear women sing, leave and get shot...

Shit, I dunno what to do.

3/8/2012 6:02:53 AM

Mister Spak

Maybe this rabbi should be thinking about how to fight muslim extremists instead of crippling his own army with his own extremism.

3/8/2012 6:37:29 AM

dionysus

The [[Israeli]] army’s insistence on men hearing women sing is such a serious attack on religious freedom

This sounds somehow familiar but I just can't put my finger on it. Bah, I don't know. Maybe the Catholic Church can help me figure it out.

3/8/2012 6:42:52 AM

Drummer

Why are fundies so incredibly stupid and say stupid things?

3/8/2012 6:48:09 AM

Zosimus the Heathen

Maybe this rabbi should be thinking about how to fight muslim extremists instead of crippling his own army with his own extremism.

Indeed. It makes me think of the way Stalin weakened the Red Army just before it was needed to defend the USSR from Hitler, by purging it of many of its most capable officers.

3/8/2012 6:49:08 AM

A White Dude With AIDS

I was going to say some sarcastic comment, but I'm pretty sure dyonysus got it already.

3/8/2012 7:04:33 AM

Swede

So, it's better to be killed than to hear women sing?

I don't understand this mindset, I really don't.

3/8/2012 7:07:14 AM

Doubting Thomas

Looks like the fundamentalist Jews are taking lessons from the Christian Taliban here in the US. If someone does something you don't like, claim that it's an attack on religious freedom.

3/8/2012 7:11:54 AM

Brendan Rizzo

How the HELL is this an attack on religious freedom?!

Considering that there are very few misogynistic atheists, and all of the aforementioned simply cannot get laid, I am beginning to think that it is religion that causes sexism. We have to do away with it before minority groups and women will ever be equals, I'm afraid.

3/8/2012 7:20:55 AM



We might have to hear a female voice = we're all going to be martyred for our religious belief?

You'd think that Jews would just be happy to have that not be happening, for a change - instead of apparently fanatsising about persecution.

3/8/2012 7:25:37 AM

Dr. Razark

Huh? What's the problem with hearing women sing?

You do realize that the Sirens are mythological creatures, right?

3/8/2012 7:30:25 AM

Reynardine

I am reminded of a Brooklyn restaurant whose code name for a ham sandwich was, "Shoot the rabbi". Until right now, I thought that was mean.

3/8/2012 8:17:41 AM

loki

HEIL Levanon! Hitler would be proud of you.

3/8/2012 8:37:16 AM

Passerby

This... is... STUPID!!!

3/8/2012 8:37:58 AM

Javascap


3/8/2012 9:13:51 AM



By all means, go die in a firing squad.

3/8/2012 9:14:52 AM

John

Lunatic-fringe Christians claim their religion forbids using birth control. Lunatic -fringe Muslims claim it's OK to fly planes into buildings. Lunatic-fringe Jews claim they can't listen to women singing. Different religion, same self-invented loonie thinking.

3/8/2012 9:23:19 AM

Papabear

Maybe your religion is really telling you to live in a cave... an isolated, men-only cave. Have a nice time.

3/8/2012 10:41:19 AM

Philbert McAdamia

It would depend on the women singing. Somebody with a really screechy irritating voice like Ethel Merman, Whitney Huston, Barbra Streisand -- yeah, I'd rather face a firing squad than listen to much of that.
Cruel and unusual punishment.

3/8/2012 10:47:46 AM
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