Serving in the Armed Forces


I saw someone’s question about dangerous jobs. What does Jewish law say about someone voluntarily entering the armed forces of their country (other than Israel)? Doing so is gambling your life for your country and whatever money you can earn.



  1. A person who wants to voluntarily enlist in the army of the country that they live in should first consult with a Halachic authority. If the authority rules that they can enlist they may do so. Otherwise they should not.

    Best wishes from the Team