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Psak 5767 Cheshvon 24

The Sanhedrin, being the authorized institution to decide in military matters, issues definitive moral guidance on this matter and addresses the current administration's defense policy.

Informal translation from Hebrew of the 24 Cheshvon, 5767 (15 November, 2006) statement:

Committee for Army and Security (War Cabinet)
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Decisions of the Political Committee in the Laws of War

24th of Cheshvan, 5767

Decision of the Political Committee of the Sanhedrin

1. A house from which people are firing is to be considered a target, even if there are civilians residing in it.

2. A house which contains means of fighting, indeed those that live there are permitted, and should not be found there, as it is a legal target for an attack.

3. A preventative atomic attack is permissible against a nation which comes to destroy another.


Rabbi Yoel Schwartz Rabbi Meir Yaakov Chakak haLevi Rabbi Dov Stein Click here to see the Hebrew version


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