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  • by Eric Silver Jerusalem Correspondent

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If there is one thing Israelis have learned -- from the two and a half years of the present intifada and from all the battles that preceded it over 54 years -- it is that there are no surgical wars.

    You can't wage war without killing and maiming people, soldiers and civilians,...

  • Ethics and Warfare

    By Rabbi Steven Weil

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion opens with a fascinating topic: the psyche of a soldier at war, and the ethical boundaries that even a soldier must observe.

    KiTetze la'milchama: "When you go out to war ... and you take captives and see among the captives a beautiful woman...."

    The Torah...