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Jewish Response to Bin Laden Death

Is It Really Jewish To Celebrate Osama Bin Laden's Death?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

From a Jewish perspective, there is plenty of material that supports those who choose to celebrate bin Laden's demise, and plenty of other material that suggests celebration is inappropriate.

Reacting To The Death Of Osama Bin Laden: We Should Reflect, Not Rejoice

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

As I waited for the President's speech, I realized I really didn't know how I felt. Relief? Renewed sadness over 9/11? How are you supposed to feel when your enemy falls?

Retributive Justice And Restorative Justice

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

There is a difference been retributive justice, which gives us a primal sense of pleasure, and restorative justice, which is about our responsibilities as we try move forward.