Fighting Back Against Friendly Fire

Our previous post cited a ruling by R. Yitzchok Zilberstein allowing Jewish soldiers to shoot down an aircraft piloted by a Jew who had mistaken them for the enemy and engaged them: In one of the Israeli wars, an Israeli pilot was assigned a mission to bomb an enemy company of soldiers. The pilot flew […]

It’s the Thought that Counts – Or Is It?

We recently discussed the question of whether the status of רודף requires the intention to cause harm. About seven years ago, I came across the following: LAST WEEK’S RIDDLE How is it שייך that 2 people see a רודף about to attack but only one of them may kill the רודף? ANSWER In one of […]