CHABAD.

Author:Mentz, Rabbi Chaim
Position:SHOULD JEWS AT THE SEDER ASK GOD TO SMITE OUR ENEMIES?
 
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Did the Jews ask G-d to bring 10 plagues down upon the Egyptians? No. Since the giving of the Torah at Sinai, the Jewish people have been tasked with the mission of perfecting the world and making it a worthy "home" for G-d by fulfilling G-d's commandments. Our mission is to educate and infuse the world with example and concrete action. We were taught to act like our forefather Abraham, exhibiting unconditional love to Jew and non-Jew alike. But what happens when a brutal philosophy arises and wishes to physically destroy the Jewish people or uproot our spiritual mission in this world? If a person discovers he or she has cancer, it is up to the doctor to choose the medication, and some of the methods chosen might be quite...

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