INDEPENDENT.

Author:Winkler, Rabbi Gershon
Position:SHOULD JEWS AT THE SEDER ASK GOD TO SMITE OUR ENEMIES?
 
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In the second century C.E., Rabbi Meir was upset that some hooligans living nearby were harassing people, so he prayed against them. His wife, the famous sage Beruriah, overheard him praying and reciting from Psalms 104:35: "Rid the earth of the wrongdoers and let the wicked be no more." She said, "My dear husband, if you read the verse the way you do, it makes little sense, for of course the wicked will be no more if God rids the world of wrongdoers. Rather, read it this way--'Rid the earth of all...

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