Against the Evil Inclination

Does the Torah sometimes prescribe unethical behavior? In a word, yes.

The Soul of the Stranger

The commandment not to oppress the stranger can refer to war refugees, for whom the Torah demands intense compassion.

Shalom: Peace in Hebrew

Along with truth and justice, peace is among the most hallowed Jewish values.

Compassionate Conquest

The war against Midian teaches that when Israel does fight wars, they must fight with compassion and a minimum of casualties.

Jewish War & Peace 101

Jewish tradition takes it for granted that war is an inevitable part of human existence.