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Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre Live Learning for All: Rabbi Reuben Livingstone
12th August 2020Free
The Unlikely Warrior: Jewish Attitudes to Armed Conflict and Those that Go to War from Torah Times to the Current Day
Rabbi Reuben Livingstone CF LLM
Ambivalence and even antagonism to war and armed conflict appears to be the norm in many rabbinic sources from the Talmud to later authorities. Yet the Torah and Tanach are full of wars – as is Jewish historical experience. We will discuss the explanation of this paradox and seek to peel back the layers and identify the authentic Jewish view in this area.
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