Ashkenazi: The Torah is the IDF’s Guide


gabi-ashkenazi“The IDF sees the Torah as a guide in the deep and practical sense of the word,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said yesterday in a meeting with participants in the International Bible Quiz for Youth. “It is no accident that the IDF swears in its soldiers with a weapon in one hand and the Torah in the other – a custom that reflects the uniqueness of the IDF and the deep bond of the Jewish people to the Book of Books,” he added.

The 46 competitors in the Bible Quiz hail from twenty different countries. They met Lt.-Gen. Ashkenazi at Beit HeChayal in Yerushalayim, in the presence of the IDF’s Chief Education Officer, Brig.-Gen. Eli Shermeister, Chief Military rabbi Brig.-Gen. Avichai Ronsky and members of the World Management of the Bible Quiz.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Israel}


  1. IDF is the most ethical army in the world. This being said, Gabi Ashkenazi’s statement is a huge guzma (overstatement).