The attitudes towards war in Judaism

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JUDAISM TEACHES THAT PEOPLE SHOULD FIGHT IN JUST WARS BECAUSE

  • The Talmud says "that wars must be commanded by God"
  • The Tenakh is full of accounts of war involving God therefore, God surely isn't against war
  • The Tenakh accounts show how Israel fought to keep her independance by defending herself, therefore modern day Israel should be able to do the same.

HOWEVER SOME JEWS ARE PACISFISTS

  • They feel the methods of modern day weapons are unjust, so therefore they oppose wars
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