The leftist, government sponsored, news source NPR is reporting on whether the IDF should accept men into the army who aren't Jewish al pi halacha. I guess the real issue here is who is a Jew? I learned once that one of the areas that Moshiach has to fight for is the area of Shlemos HaAm. The issue of who is a Jew? This is one of the areas that The Lubavitcher Rebbe always fights for. To make sure that all conversions done are done al pi Halacha.
When is a Jew not Jewish enough? It's a question that's troubling the Israel Defense Forces these days — and it's affecting a number of American Jews.
Jonathan Leavitt, originally from California, made aliyah — the migration to the Jewish state — this year. Stocky, with blue eyes and a laid-back manner, Leavitt says he came to Israel to serve in the IDF because he believes in the homeland of the Jewish people.
"Upon arriving to Israel, I was excited, a lot of motivation, feeling more Jewish, probably, than I'd ever felt in my whole life, and I didn't know what I was in for," he says...
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In Israel, When Is A Jew Not Jewish Enough?