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  1. mb says:

    My mechutan did not want to fully take responsibility for the answer. He called his colleague, Rav Herschel Schachter, shlit”a, who promptly began crying. At that point, he too began crying, and they continued crying together.

    Me too. How (Eicha) can one not?

  2. Ezra says:

    Re: Ma’aseh #2 involving Rabbis Willig and Schechter.

    I’m more interested to hear how the rabbis responded. I hope that, in addition to crying, they provided clear halachic guidence.

    The fact that our bretheren is the IDF run this risk is certainly nothing new or unique.

  3. mycroft says:

    What if a mission did not go so well? What if he were captured alive? He knew what they would do to him. Could he take his own life, rather then allow them the pleasure of their butchery?

    Query: What is the halacha as a lechatchila-not only that what would be done to the captured soldier-but what Klal Israel’s harm when a soldier is captured. We probably all know the names of the 3 recent captured soldiers-but I admit that I probably only remember the name of one dead soldier-probably because an Anglo first name. But clearly, many more die as a result of a capture.

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