Murder of Israeli teens, immolation of a Palestinian teen, Hamas rockets. A time for war — and a wakeup call.
Sadly enough, the murder, apparently by Jews, of a Palestinian boy, 16 — it is apparently necessary to state — is ethically repugnant and politically stupid, both in the extreme. This, even if the Palestinian boy were not burned to death.
It becomes necessary to state corollaries:
• Jewish education in Israel, the amazing efflorescence in Torah study there notwithstanding, is missing something basic, something prior to ritual and intellection, namely, ethics; as in, thou shalt not kill.