Vayishlach: The Ethics of Violence

Posted by Alex Israel on November 18, 2018
Topics: Torah, Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), VaYishlah, Special Series

Shimon and Levi avenge their sister’s rape by killing the inhabitants of Shechem. Was their violence justified or did they commit a massacre? In this podcast, Rabbi Israel discusses the parsha’s episode and enables us to reflect on the benefits and dangers of power and violence from a Jewish context.

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Alex by clicking here

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