Can there Be Jewish Vigilantism?

By Reuven Kimelman

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, December 22, 1995

A study of Jewish texts yields evidence that vigilantism is indeed prohibited in Judaism because it is a divine power. Those who behave as vigilantes, such as Yigal Amir, are guilty of emulating the divine and cannot ethically justify their behavior.

Topic: Theology, Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Ethics, Violence, Jewish Text, Extremism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.504

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Egypt , Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kimelman, Reuven. Can there Be Jewish Vigilantism?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 22 December 1995: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8080


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