In some religions, there is nothing more glorious than to die for one’s faith. Is this true of Judaism as well? Do we idealize martyrdom?
Even if martyrdom is not a fate we seek out, are their principles of such great importance that life is not living without them?
Lesson Three of Beyond Never Again seeks to explore the parameters of “dying for one’s faith.” In the process, we will come to appreciate that Judaism is a religion that cherishes life rather than idealizing death, and will provide a new appreciation of those forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday at the Chabad Torah Centre.
Rabbi Shmuly Altein