B"H - A: I think this our sons and daughters business is just another corrupting factor the Zionists use to confuse many Jews: There is a little detail people tend not pay attention to, called the swearing in, in which the soldiers are required to swear allegiance to the State and to its legal command chain. So, it is not true that they are defending "us", the Jews. They are defending the institutions of the secular State! Agreed, there is overlapping, but you see the point? The primary concern is that we swore allegiance to G-d under the Mount in Sinai for all generations, that's what makes us Jews. So, the short answer to your question is no, one cannot be loyal to HaShem and to the State at the same time. It is exactly what the xtians do with yeshu and one cannot be an observant Jew and an idol worshiper at the same time. It's either or. It's true that many of the kids go in there with the best of intentions, to protect the Jews and the Land, but in reality, as we have seen too many times, they can and will be used against us. We need a Jewish army that fights for Israel (Yaakov), yes, but mainly for the glory of G-d and the prescribed way, not for their own glory, in the way of the gentiles, as the IDF does.
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