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The Torah and Self-Defense

26 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2005  

David B. Kopel

Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law

Abstract

The article details Jewish law attitudes towards self-defense and defense of others. Sources examined include the Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible), the Talmud, and Jewish law commentators.

Keywords: Torah, Talmud, self-defense, Jewish

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Kopel, David B., The Torah and Self-Defense. Penn State Law Review, Vol. 109, No. 1, pp. 17-42, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=742645

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