ORTHODOX.

Author:Adlerstein, Rabbi Yitzchok
Position:SHOULD JEWS AT THE SEDER ASK GOD TO SMITE OUR ENEMIES?
 
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One of the most intriguing elements of Jewish history is that when Jews have had the opportunity to take revenge on our enemies, usually we're not so interested. There's a big Holocaust literature on it. Generally, Jews have had a capacity for moving on and building better lives. As for revenge, better to leave it to God, who does a far better job and has far better resources. This particular verse comes exactly where the focus of the seder switches from the past, the history of the Jewish people, to the messianic future described in the second half of the Hallel. The Shulchan Aruch says that you open the door to show that this is a leyl shimurim, a night of divine protection, and that God will now address the problem...

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