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Prominent Samaria Rabbi: ‘Great Mitzvah to Serve in the army’

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, head of a well-known yeshiva in Samaria, wrote an opinion extolling the IDF, saying that it “is a great mitzvah to serve in the army to defend the people and the Land of Israel.”

In a reply to a student’s question, the Rabbi also said that enlisting fulfills the mitzvah of living in Israel.

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