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“Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of Jewish and Secular Thought Part 3

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War Must Have a Purpose: In order for a soldier or civilian not to have died in vain, war must be just, a purpose that is worth dying for. A purpose that is morally urgent may include political independence, communal

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“Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of Jewish and Secular Thought Part 2

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Reasons to Engage in Warfare: As Walzer suggests in Just and Unjust Wars reasons for a “just war” can include an aggression against the state, a violation of the state’s territorial integrity or political sovereignty (52, 62).  The anticipation of

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“Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of Jewish and Secular Thought Part 1

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In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut and the Reunification of Jerusalem I am sharing some ideas on “Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of Jewish and Secular Thought These ideas are also relevant

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Schreiber Torah Tours Shavuot 5774

This year the Torah Tours program,which sends YU students for the holiday to communities across North America takes place after college is over. One would think that none of the students would be attracted to such a program during summer

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