Thursday, August 08, 2013

Torah Thoughts for Parashat Shoftim

By MK Moshe Feiglin  

  Eradicate Evil 
"And you shall eradicate the evil from your midst." (From this week's Torah portion, Shoftim, Deuteronomy 17:7)

I do not always accept court decisions. It is good that President Katzav was sent to prison, but defining his actions as 'rape' seems more like surrender to the media/feminist lynch than a serious judgment. The same is not true, however, with Rabbi Motti Alon. This time it seems that the verdict is serious and fairly free of extraneous considerations. A very serious punishment is in order.

Death Penalty for Terrorists? 
Should Israel institute the death penalty for terrorists convicted of murder? There is a G-d, and there is good and bad. Our Sages say that we must kill a person threatening to kill us before he has a chance to carry out his plan. This is true morality - based on the knowledge that there is a G-d in the world

No comments: