Category Archives: Guns and Jews

Looking Past Newton

Cheryl Goldstein
July 12, 2013

Since the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut this past December, my teenage daughter has been tracking reports of gun crimes on an almost daily basis. She expresses outrage every time she reads about a child who has accidentally shot a playmate, sibling or himself.  She could barely contain her contempt for the parents in Kentucky who More »


Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed

Rabbi Amitai Adler
July 8, 2013

In theory, there ought to be nothing preventing American Jews from owning guns. The halachah has never been shy about self-defense, and the principle of dina d’malchta dina hee (“The law of the land is law” i.e., binding upon you) would seem to lead us to the notion that, given the Second Amendment, and the More »