Milhamot Hashem? Jewish Conception of War Ethics Rabbi
Jill Jacobs and Melissa Weintraub

Given Judaism's abiding emphasis on the sanctity of life, how are we to make sense of the concomitant injunction to participate in limited warfare? What does our tradition consider legitimate grounds for war? This session will explore a variety of sources-from midrashim to medieval legal texts to modern Jewish thought-to shed light upon pressing issues for our community, including Israeli responses to terrorism and conscientious objection.

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