Judaism: Innovator in Israel

A rabbi's place, believes Brigadier-General Shlomo Goren, 49, is at the head of his congregation—at all times and under all circumstances. As chief rabbi of the Israeli army, Goren has had ample opportunity to practice that belief. His bushy white beard flapping in the wind, he dashed through sniper fire in Arab-held Jerusalem to become the first Israeli soldier to reach the Wailing Wall during last year's Six-Day War with the Arabs. Clutching the Torah scroll and ram's horn that are the symbols of his religion, he also led his troops to...

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