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War and Urim VeTumim

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Rabbi Ari Shvat

Iyyar 15, 5781
Question
How can we go to war today without the Urim VeTumim? They seem central in the Tanakh in order to go to war and survive.
Answer
Not regarding defensive wars, for which we obviously can't expect our enemies will wait until we have the Urim vTumim to ask! All of the wars of the IDF have been defensive wars after the Arabs attacked or put us under siege, closing our water-ways etc., which are all life and State threatening situations, so no need for Urim v'Tumim.
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