Of Zealots and Hanukkah

By Cary Kozberg

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, December 22, 1995

Other instances in Jewish texts portray men who act as vigilantes as heroes who are holy men, while Yigal Amir is a dangerous criminal. Perhaps Hanukkah, with its vigilante element, is a good time to reflect upon zealotry in the name of Judaism and when it is and is not appropriate to turn to it.

Topic: Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Ethics, Violence, Jewish Text, Meaning, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.504

Page Number(s): 6-8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kozberg, Cary. Of Zealots and Hanukkah. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 22 December 1995: 6-8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8082


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