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The Military Rabbinate is a unit in the Israel Defense Forces that provides religious services to soliders, including non-Jews. The Military Rabbinate is headed by the Chief Military Rabbi, who is ranked a Brigadier-General. Rabbi (Classical Hebrew רִבִּי ribbī;; modern Ashkenazi and Israeli רַבִּי rabbī) in Judaism, means teacher, or more literally great one. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root-word RaV, which in biblical Hebrew means great or distinguished, (in knowledge). In the ancient Judean schools (and among Sefaradim today) the sages... A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ... The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... Fishers of Men, oil on panel by Adriaen van de Venne (1614) Various religious symbols Religion is commonly defined as a group of beliefs concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, institutions, and rituals associated with such belief. ...


The Military Rabbinate is responsible for treating the bodies of soldiers from the Halakha standpoint, including the identifications and post-mortem treatment of bodies, and conducting military funerals. It also provides Kashrut services to military bases; makes decisions on issues of religion and military affaires; and attends to marriage and divorces of individuals during their military service. The Military Rabbinate thus constitutes the body responsible for religious institutions in the military. In every unit or military base there are Military Rabbinate soldiers responsible for religious services, and in particular, the Kashrut of the kitchen and the maintenance of the Bet Knesset. The Military Rabbinate also attends to the burial of enemy soldiers. Prior to the establishment of ZAKA, it was also responsible for treating the victims of Suicide attack. More recently, it was placed in-charge of the evacuation of the cemetery in Gush Katif during the Gaza disengagement plan. // Headline text Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions. ... It has been suggested that Kosher foods be merged into this article or section. ... A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ... ZAKA זקא - איתור חילוץ והצלה - חסד של אמת (an abbreviation for Identifying Victims of Disaster (in Hebrew: Zihuy Korbanot Asson)), is a community emergency response team in the State of Israel, officially recognized by the government. ... A suicide attack is an attack in which the attacker or attackers intend and expect to die (see suicide). ... Gush Katif Gush Katif (also Gush Katiff, Hebrew: גוש קטיף, English: Harvest Belt) was a bloc of 16 Israeli settlements in the southern Gaza Strip. ... A map illustrating the four phases of the Gaza disengagement plan. ...


The Military Rabbinate was founded in 1948 by Rabbi Shlomo Goren, who headed it until 1968. Until 2000, the Chief Military Rabbi tended to remain in their positions for a considerable period of time. After Rabbi Goren, from 1968-1977, the Chief Military Rabbi was Rabbi Mordechai Peron. From 1977-2000, the position was held by Rabbi Gad Navon. From 2000-2006, the Chief Military Rabbi is Rabbi Israel Weis. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Shlomo Goren (1917-1994), was a former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 16, 2006, the head of the Human Resources Directorate, Aluf Elazar Stern, announced that the new Chief Military Rabbi will be Colonel (Res.) Rabbi Avichai Rontzki who will be elevated to the rank of Brigadier-General. A recommendation by the Chief of Staff, Dan Halutz, was passed to and approved by the then Minister of Defense, Shaul Mofaz. The new appointment took effect on March 27, 2006. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Israeli Human Resources Directorate is the Israel Defense Forces body that coordinates and assembles activities related to the control over human resources and its placement. ... Aluf is the term used for general in the Israeli Defence Forces. ... Insignia of the Rav Aluf The Ramatkal (Hebrew: רמטכל, abbr. ... General Dan Halutz (Hebrew: דן חלוץ) (born 1948 in Tel Aviv) to an Iranian-Jewish family, is an Israeli General and former Israeli Air Force commander. ... Defense Ministers of Israel, 1948-present David Ben-Gurion 1948-1954 Pinhas Lavon 1954-1955 David Ben-Gurion 1955-1963 Levi Eshkol 1963-1967 Moshe Dayan 1967-1974 Shimon Peres 1974-1977 Ezer Weizman 1977-1980 Menachem Begin 1980-1981 Ariel Sharon 1981-1983 Moshe Arens 1983-1984 Yitzhak Rabin... Shaul Mofaz during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on November 10, 2003. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This new appointment was seen as a direct consequence of the controversial remarks by Israel Weis wherein he appeared to have agreed with the former Chief Ashkenazi National Authority of Religious Services Rabbi, Avraham Shapira, who called on soldiers who are religious Jews to disobey orders to forcefully remove settlers from the Gaza Strip during the Gaza disengagement plan. While Israel Weis retracted and apologized for the "slip up," the event drew a great deal of controversy in military circles and in Israel in general. // Chief rabbi is a title given in several countries to the recognised religious leader of that countrys Jewish community. ... Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים Standard Hebrew, Aškanazi,Aškanazim, Tiberian Hebrew, ʾAškănāzî, ʾAškănāzîm, pronounced sing. ... Rabbi Avraham Shapira is a prominent figure in the Religious Zionist world. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Israeli settlement. ...

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The Israeli Southern Command is a regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israeli Home Front Command is a relatively recent Israel Defense Forces regional command, created in February 1992 following the Gulf War, which was the first war since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War where the Home Front faced a significant threat. ... The Israeli General Staff is the general staff of the Israel Defense Forces, constituting its supreme command. ... Aman badge Aman (אמן) is the Hebrew abbreviation for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Directorate of Military Intelligence (אגף מודיעין), Israels central, overarching military inteligence. ... The Israeli Human Resources Directorate is the Israel Defense Forces body that coordinates and assembles activities related to the control over human resources and its placement. ... The Israeli Computer Services Directorate is the Israel Defense Forces body which charts the communication, wireless transmission, computerization, command and control over and defense of information in the IDF. The Directorate was created on March 3, 2003, on the basis of some functions previously held by the C4I Corps, which... The Israeli Central Technological, Logistics, and Medical Directorate is a directorate in the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, responsible for the its logistics responses and tasks, and in particular: the building of military bases, maintaining a medical infrastructure during peacetime and times of war and emergencies, caring for... The Israeli Operations Directorate is a directorate in the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, established in 1999, and alongside the regional commands, the Air Force and Sea corps and General Staff directorates, is responsible in planning for the exercising military force. ... The Israeli Planning Directorate is the central body in the Israel Defense Forces General Staff which deals with strategic planning, the building of military forces, and military organization. ... The Financial Advisor to the Chief of Staff is a role assumed by the head of the Budgeting Directorate of Israel’s Ministry of Defense. ... The Military Advocate General assists the Israel Defense Forces in imposing rules of conduct through legal advice, legal instruction, maintaining the mechanisms for military prosecution and legal defense, and fulfilling special legal tasks. ... The Israeli Military Court of Appeals is the supreme military court of the Israel Defense Forces which judges over appeals to the district military tribunals: The Central and Air Force district. ... The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories is a unit in the Israeli Ministry of Defense that engages in coordinating civilian issues between the Government of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, foreign organizations, and the Palestinian Authority. ... The Israeli Amour Corps is a crops of the Israel Defense Forces, since 1998 subordinate to GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli Artillery Corps is the Israel Defense Forces corps responsible for operating the medium and long-range artillery network. ... The Israeli Engineering Corps are the combat engineering forces of צהל - the Israeli Defence Forces. ... The Israeli Field Intelligence Corps is the newest of the IDF GOC Army Headquarters’ five corps, created in April 2000, and is tasked with collecting combat intelligence and is responsible for intelligence units from the battalion level and up to the entire force. ... The Israeli Infantry Corps is a corps in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli 900 Brigade is one of the most recent Infantry Corps brigade commanded by the 162nd Regiment (Utzvat HaPlada) in the Central regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Paratroopers Brigade (חטיבת הצנחנים) is a unit of paratroopers within the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). ... The Golani Brigade חטיבת גולני (aka. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Israeli Bislmach Brigade (formerly the 772 Brigade, as of 2006, the 828 Brigade), an abbreviation for the School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders, is an IDF body responsible for the training of all the Infantry Corps squad commanders and platoon sergeants. ... The Israeli Ordnance Corps is a combat-support corps in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli Medical Corps is an Israel Defense Forces corps responsible for providing healthcare services and medical treatment and instruction to all levels of the Security Forces. ... The Israeli Intelligence Corps is an Israel Defense Forces corps which falls under the jurisdiction of Aman and is responsible for collecting, disseminating, and publishing intelligence information for the General Staff and the political branch. ... The Israeli C4I Corps is a crops in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters responsible for military-related communication. ... The Israeli Education and Youth Corps is the IDF Human Resources Directorate corps responsible for the education of soldiers and commanders in Israel’s military. ... The Israeli Adjutant Corps is a support corps in the IDF Human Resources Directorate. ... The Israeli Logistics Corps is a support corps in the IDF Central Technological, Logistics, and Medical Directorate, which centralizes the logistical activity in the IDF, including the transporting of supplies, shipments of fuel, construction, and transport. ... The military police of the Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew: חיל המשטרה הצבאית, Heyl HaMishtara HaTzvait) is the Israeli military police. ... The Israeli General Corps is the Israel Defense Forces authority which amalgamates all professional staff soldiers and officers. ... This page details the insignia of the Israel Defense Forces, excluding rank insignia. ... Notes If the ranks of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) are to be translated one-to-one to Western ranks then a Rav Aluf is equivalent to Lieutenant General (since Major General is Aluf). But since Rav Aluf in Israel is the high commander of the army (including air force... The Israeli Military decorations are the decorations awarded to soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces who exhibit extraordinary bravery and courage. ... The history of the Israel Defense Forces is intertwined with history of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. ... An Israel Defense Forces checkpoint, usually called an Israeli checkpoint (Hebrew: מחסום, machsom), is a barrier put forth by the Israel Defense Forces to enhance the security of Israel and prevent those who wish to harm it from entering the country. ... Like any military prison, the Israeli version is a prison for guarding soldiers who committed crimes during their service. ... The Israeli Security Forces (ISF) are several organizations collectively responsible for Israels security. ... Official seal of the Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is an Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: Institution). ... Shabak emblem Defender who shall not be seen The Shabak (in Hebrew, שבכ (help· info)) an acronym of Shérūt ha-Bītāhōn ha-Klālī שירות ביטחון כללי) known in English as the Shin Bet (which was how the Shabak was known in Israel in its early days) or the... The Israel Border Police (Hebrew: משמר הגבול, mishmar hagvul) is the combat branch of the Israeli Police. ... The Israeli Intelligence Community (Hebrew: קהילת המודיעין הישראלית) is the designation given to the complex of organizations responsible for intelligence collection, dissemination, and research for the State of Israel. ... The Israeli National Security Council (Hebrew: המועצה לביטחון לאומי) is a council established by the Prime Ministers Office in 1999 during the prime ministership of Binyamin Netanyahu in the framework of drawing lessons from the Yom Kipur War. ...

 
 

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