Israeli Soldiers’ Mentor Blasts Allowing Women in Combat

Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, who previously called gays ‘deviants’ and ‘perverts,’ strikes again: ‘Women need to be women and men need to be men,’ he told his students

Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, one of the founders of the pre-army preparatory course in the West Bank settlement Eli, took the Israel Defense Forces to task this week for its policy of allowing women to serve in combat positions.

“I am not sure that a woman in a tank is exactly what you are looking for,” Levinstein told students sarcastically as part of a class on male-female relationships.

“We believe that women are women and men are men, and maybe it’s worth grabbing a wife before there are no women. Maybe it’s worth marrying now before there are no women. They will all be combat soldiers. Female fighters will show up in camouflage uniforms,” Levinstein said wryly.

“Do we think women need to serve in mixed combat units?” Levinstein asked in the recording. “Is there a goal in life to turn women into combat soldiers, into fighters? Is there a goal and an interest in life for women to be men? Absolutely not. Women need to be women and men need to be men.”

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