ASK THE RABBI:Like Jael and Esther of old?

On the utilization of illicit sexual relations for the achievement of national-political goals.

February 14, 2018 23:42
‘QUEEN ESTHER’ (1879) by English painter Edwin Long

‘QUEEN ESTHER’ (1879) by English painter Edwin Long. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A left-wing Israeli daily recently published a report alleging that a religious Jewish organization, well known for purchasing properties from Arabs in east Jerusalem, offered 20 years ago the services of non-Jewish prostitutes to induce a married Arab man to complete a secretive property sale.

The legal purchase of real estate in east Jerusalem by Jews is clearly a legitimate nationalistic goal. The question is whether this should be performed by all means, including the use of sexual enticement.


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