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Books: Risky accommodation explored in ‘Jews and Power’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/books_risky_accommodation_explored_in_jews_and_power_20070928

According to the Hebrew Bible, there are any number of crimes for which death is considered the appropriate penalty. Murder another person, and your own life is forfeit. Violate the Sabbath, and you will be stoned. Indulge in incest or adultery, and it is all over. Worship idols, and you have committed a capital crime. And the list goes on.

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