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From Our Archives: Parshat Vayishlach – War Ethics and Esav

November 18, 2010 by  
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Yitzchak Blau; Biblical Narratives and the Status of Enemy Civilians in Wartime

A reoccurring theme in this week’s parsha is military expeditions.  In this essay, Yitzchak Blau talks about the Jewish attitude to war,  with reference to this incident and with regard to its modern day interpretation.

We further include the correspondence which it generated in the following issue.

Gerald J. Blidstein:  Rabbis, Romans, and Martyrdom – Three Views

Esav is understood by Chazal to be the basis for Edom-Rome. In that light, we have selected an article which discusses the relationship between these two parties.

Shabbat Shalom,

Nechama and Shlomo (Alex) Greenberg

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