|Born||October 10, 1951|
|Died||April 1, 2018(aged 66)|
|Service/branch||Israel Defense Forces|
|Years of service||1969 – 2010|
|Commands held||Commander of the Military Rabbinate|
|Other work||Rosh Yeshiva of Itamar|
Avichai Rontzki (Hebrew: אביחי רונצקי, October 10, 1951 – April 1, 2018) was the Chief Military Rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces. He served in the position from 2006 to 2010, with a rank of Brigadier General.
His four years in office have led to several controversies. Some of his statements upset not only secular Israelis, but led many organizations outside of Israel to accuse him of inciting terrorism.
References[change | change source]
- Harel, Amos (2008-10-23). "Israel military rabbi under fire for 'brainwashing' soldiers". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-21.