Are we barbarians?

What has to be emphasized and taught in our schools and homes, and what must be preached by our rabbis, is the concept of human equality and the need for love and compassion.

By
February 11, 2016 18:04
Rabbinic writings

Rabbinic writings upheld the Torah’s principle that all humans are created in the Divine image. (photo credit: ILLUSTRATIVE: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The investigation into the murders at Duma and the indictment of suspected perpetrators of this and other crimes have brought to the fore the problem of the existence of radical groups of fanatic Jews imbued with hatred of Arabs and of all non-Jews, to the extent of advocating indiscriminate violence and killing against them.

These extremists, however, are only the tip of the iceberg, reflecting racist attitudes that are found among much larger groups of Israeli Jews – attitudes that our school systems, religious and secular, have done too little to combat.

Read More...

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content