A soldier in the IDF has been put into a month of detention, because… a package of hamburger was found in his private fridge, in his room.
Now, let me make this clear: This was not an issue of health. It was not some commercial thing. No money was involved in the reason for this harsh punishment. The crime he apparently committed had to do with his private fridge being declared as “dairy fridge” by his army base’s religious authorities.
And this is the big difference between sane-rational law and religious rules. Here is a couple of paragraphs from the book ‘And Man Created God in His Own Image’:
The law typically cares about things you do to others, or things that may affect others. It forbids you to hurt other people physically (and sometimes mentally), or steal their property. It tries to make sure others do not damage you. Generally speaking (with few exceptions), the law does not care what you do in your own home, with yourself. As far as the judicial system is concerned, you may eat pork and masturbate all night long. That’s your business.
The religious system, as opposed to state or country law, typically cares very much about what you do when you’re alone, perhaps because according to this system, you’re never actually by yourself. A godlike figure, which is not part of you shares your bed with you, keeps an eye on you while you’re in the bathroom, and examines every tiny piece of food that’s on your plate.
And this is how the IDF is going to win the war.