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‘Survivor’ Ethics

Parashat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/survivor_ethics_20000908

Sixteen strangers are left on a wilderness island to fend for themselves. They endure starvation, infestation, exposure to the elements. Each night they gather in council to vote one of their company off the island. Finally, only two are left. The castoffs are brought back as jury to choose the sole survivor. Conniving, manipulation, betrayal, deceit - that's entertainment! And 48 million Americans stopped to watch. A media sensation, "Survivor" made the covers of Newsweek and Time and the headlines in every newspaper.

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