Issue 5.3: War and Peace

The bleak and brutal nature of warfare creates an atmosphere of moral ambiguity. By definition, wartime is not an ideal state; how, then, do the rules of morality and Halakhah create a le-ka-tehillah infrastructure to govern a be-di-avad reality? When discussing both jus ad bellum (just cause for war) and jus in bello (just conduct in war), countless questions arise. This issue of Kol Hamevaser seeks to explore these modern day realities through a moral and halakhic lens.