Birkat Moshe

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BIRKAT MOSHE

Israeli Religious College in Maale Adoumim that since 1993 has been training the new generation of "religious warriors" ready to sacrifice their lives in defense of Israel. Most of these students, a majority of whom are right wing, wound up in elite units of the Israel Defense Force. One of the college deans, Nahum Rabinovitch, was among the rabbis who in 1994 authored an appeal to Israeli soldiers for disobedience in the event the Israeli Army was ordered to withdraw from the Occupied Territories.

SEE ALSO Israel Defense Force.