" Thou comest to me with a sword and a spear and a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the L-rd of Hosts, the G-d of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast humiliated..." (I Samuel, 17:45-47)
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Is Revenge Jewish? (audio)
Today, the chief rabbi of Israel condemned the notion of revenge as something contrary to Judaism. (Naturally he had to say that, otherwise he wouldn't remain the chief rabbi for very long.) My reflections on the issue of vengeance in Judaism, and why the rabbi was wrong. Vengeance is good when the Torah says it is good.