SEPHARDIC.

Author:Ovadia, Rabbi Haim
Position:SHOULD JEWS AT THE SEDER ASK GOD TO SMITE OUR ENEMIES?
 
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The question has two elements. Should we ask God to smite our enemies? And should we do it at the seder? I believe that we should ask--but only as a reminder that the world is imperfect, since the last time God smote our enemies was in the biblical era. Since then, it has mostly been up to us. The idea of such a prayer is to remember that we have enemies and that we must fight evil. Sure, we can ask God to restore the humanity of the wicked and make them repent instead of punishing them, but meanwhile, we must eradicate evil, and pretending that we live in a world of peace and harmony does not help.

The answer to the second question, however, is that such a prayer probably does...

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