In the News (The Wall Street Journal): “As more Israeli women push to join combat units, the military is opening more roles to them, but the moves have met resistance among some former soldiers and the religious community. …
“’I think that in the end the woman’s role is to be a mother and to bring children into the world,’ retired Brig. Gen Avigdor Kahalani, a former Israeli tank commander, told Army Radio last month.”
Question: Soon afterward Kahalani was accused of chauvinism and of wanting women to stay in the kitchen serving the home and the family. What is your opinion on this matter?
Answer: I believe that General Kahalani is right. We cannot go against nature. It is above us and we cannot change it.
A woman is a woman. She should be a homemaker, give birth, and do housework, not shoot. It is not for her. That’s the way it should be according to the Torah and the wisdom of Kabbalah. Therefore, I advise we stop this in time. We have enough manpower to recruit only men to the army.
Question: Don’t you fear that women will be offended?
Answer: Of course not. It all depends on their upbringing. I am not demeaning them; I am only saying that we are different.
I served in the army for four years and can say I don’t see any point in men and women serving together in military units and especially not in combat units. It is a great responsibility.
Men should fight, but this is not for women. Their business is the home, family, giving birth. I am speaking from the perspective of Kabbalah and nature. Women may come to their senses only in another 30-35 years, after having made many mistakes, but they will not succeed in going against nature. Not with anything, and all the more so in this matter.
We mar human nature, both men’s nature and women’s nature. We have to distinguish between the two, and only then will our society function properly.
We are special creatures, both men and women, and we have to protect the female nature.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/23/16