Here we go again. A controversy has erupted over new regulations concerning beards in the Israel Defence Force. Haaretz reports:
Under the new rules, permission to grow a beard will be up to the soldier’s commanding officer and will only be granted in very exceptional circumstances.
Previously, soldiers could receive permission to grow a beard from a lieutenant colonel in their own unit, after completing their initial period of training. Now they will need approval from a full colonel, who is either the adjutant or chief manpower officer of one of the IDF’s 15 commands or branches where the soldier serves.Lawsuit to follow.
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