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Gilad Shalit Release

The Morality Of Redeeming Captives: Gilad Shalit And The Talmud

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

he law, as articulated in rabbinic Judaism's founding document, is unambivalent: one does not negotiate with kidnappers. But the sage discussion doesn't stop with a simple rule.

Israel Must Have a Death Penalty for Terrorists

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Why would Israel lock up the most rancid, heartless, and cold-blooded mass murderers in its jails just so that they can serve as a lure for Israelis to be kidnapped in order that these killers be paroled?

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?

Restraint -- Gilad Shalit's Return to Israel

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Ami Fields-Meyer

Indeed, this trade, in all its controversy, seeming paradox, and ardent instability, is a consequence of a deep and overwhelming love of life.

Hamas, Egyptians Discuss How To Hand Over Gilad Shalit

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's president on Saturday began the process of formally pardoning hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who are to be exchanged for...

Gilad Shalit Deal May Be Reached In Next 24 Hours: Haaretz

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO ? Sources close to indirect Israel-Hamas negotiations over Gilad Shalit told Haaretz Monday there was a real possibility that a deal for the abd...