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As the IDF Becomes More Religious, the Rights of Female Soldiers Suffer

posted on October 12, 2012

Maryles Sztokman of Slate reports that the future role of female soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces may be curtailed as more ultra-Orthodox men join Israel’s armed forces. This concern is part of the larger national debate over the Tal Law, a military exemption for ultra-Orthodox men in Israel, which expired in August. “The expiration of the Tal Law is timed disastrously for Israeli women, who are trying their hardest to get ahead in a man’s world as that man’s world becomes more and more a religious man’s world,” writes Sztokman. 

Read at Slate