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In the wake of the news of the killing Osama bin Laden, Rabbi Brackman looks to the Torah to answer the question, "Is it ever ethical and just to execute someone without due process of law?"

The Right to Kill

The Right to Kill

The Ethics of Extrajudicial Execution

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The Right to Kill: The Ethics of Extrajudicial Execution

In the wake of the news of the killing Osama bin Laden, Rabbi Brackman looks to the Torah to answer the question, "Is it ever ethical and just to execute someone without due process of law?"
Terrorism, Capital Punishment, Crime & Criminal Justice
Rabbi Eli Brackman and his wife Freidy (nee Loewenthal) are directors of the Oxford Chabad Society. He gained his Rabbinical Diploma (Semicha) at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva, and is close to completing a postgraduate diploma which will qualify him to act as Dayan. He is also adept at Scribal art.
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Benny Forer February 8, 2016

Disagree I watched the entirety of this and disagree with your conclusion. One major area you left out was a rotze’ach beshogeg. According to the Rambam, this is a positive obligation of the family member....and there is no judicial proceeding to establish this right. He must chase down the murderer. But, a rotze'ach b'mazid wouldnt have the same rights? Kal v'chomer. Reply

Sheila USA November 18, 2015

Thank you! I came for answers, you have given them to me. G-d's Grace and Mercy to you, and thank you with all my heart. Reply

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