The military isn’t taking any chances, however, and is putting restrictions on social media use by its soldiers, telling them not to upload photos in uniform or show any signs that they are part of the IDF.
In a conscript army where the Haredim now play an important, if small, role, women have watched with dismay as the religious soldiers boycotted events where female soldiers were to sing, insisting it was sinful.
Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, an ultraorthodox Jew, recently walked out of a hospital dedication ceremony where female vocalists were scheduled to perform, and women were barred this month from speaking or taking part in panel discussions at a fertility convention organised by a religious medical group.
Ms Rosenblit became a minor celebrity in Israel, but her stance was not without consequences, earning her death threats for daring to challenge the religious community."The Haredim has always received special treatment in this country and people thought it was okay," she says. in the sense that they feel they are going to control this country.
That's disturbing."The issue of creeping religious coercion over all aspects of Israelis' lives has taken on huge importance in recent years as the ultraorthodox spread beyond their traditional communities in Jerusalem and outer Tel Aviv in search of cheap housing.
But the situation recently reached a head in Beit Shemesh, a town near Jerusalem, when an ultraorthodox man spat at and verbally abused an eight-year-old girl, Naama Margolese, for what he considered was immodest attire.
Not for the first time, Israel's Haredim find themselves under attack.A cannon ball from Jordan had smashed through the window.I was thrown The strangest thing was that all I could think about was whether there might be some blood on the brand-new shoes I had just gotten for my birthday, and amazingly there wasn’t even a drop on them, which was all I cared about in some kind of strange denial. A job with Planned Parenthood spurred her to study human sexuality.Young men in Mea Shearim insist that those who inspire such hatred are an extremist minority who do not represent the Haredim as a whole."I think modesty on the buses is okay," says one, who works in a religious bookstore, "but to force that is not the way to behave."But his view on tolerance is not one readily accepted in this insular neighbourhood.She served as a lookout and trained as a sniper, but she avers that she never killed (or presumably shot) anyone. Ruth of that interval in her life: When I was in my routine training for the Israeli army as a teenager, they discovered completely by chance that I was a lethal sniper.