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Gilad Shalit Release Celebration

Gilad Shalit Returns to Israel, Moral Dilemma Debate Continues

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

As we celebrate the release of Gilad Shalit and the fulfillment of the commandment of the redemption of captives in the middle of the Sukkot festival, we must also pray that Israel is able to protect itself.

Gilad Shalit's Release: A Heavy-Hearted Celebration

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

Which is it? Is the release of Gilad a time of sadness or joy? Is it a time of upset or elation? Is it the time to mourn with the mind or celebrate with the heart?