Sign in | Register
 
 
 
Bookmark and Share RSS for this category Rss Search Options
Hello Guest, ( Login / register )


3 Adar II 5763

Self defence


Rabbi Jonathan Blass

Question:
What does Jewish law and thought say about defending oneself from attackers and using weapons if necessary?
It seems too many American Jews believe it is not civilized to defend oneself, and believe that the police can actually do that job.

Answer:
If attacked, one is permitted and even required to defend himself. One, however, is not permitted to use more force than is necessary nor is he allowed to use force other than to repel the attack. Whether or not police protection is adequate varies from community to community.


I want to ask a question related to this answer



Yeshiva.org.il
The Torah World Gateway