A Shared Heart: The Civilian-Military Divide

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by Rabbi Myra Meskin
posted on November 10, 2021
On Veterans Day, we honor the veterans who served our nation and recognize those who have made personal sacrifices for our country and fought for our shared values. Other nations and times in history have seen mandatory conscription to the armed forces, but today the United States is blessed to have a volunteer military corps. While this reality is a blessing to those citizens for whom military service is not a personal ambition, it is also a reality that creates a divide of experience between civilians and service members, both past and present. Read more...

Judaism and War

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by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD
posted on November 12, 2020
A season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven:          A time for being born and a time for dying, …          A time for slaying and a time for healing, …          A time for loving and a time for hating,          A time for war and a time for peace.                                              (Ecclesiastes 3:1‑8) Read more...