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Originally posted by SPACEYstranger
I dont think being a martyr is as big an honor in Judaism. Judging by the new testament, i would guess the old testament also forbids suicide???
Also, with the amount of israeli citizens that came out to sing songs praising the IDF solders who killed the protesters proves that they disregard the first commandment.
You shall have no other gods before me.
Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by SPACEYstranger
Not to go to far down a rabbit trail, neither testament outright condemns suicide. It's one of those gray issues in the two faiths that have had discussions going on about it for quite some time.
ETA: Of course, both faiths say it's wrong for various reasons, but my point was just that neither testament says something clear like, "Thou shalt not off thyself."
[edit on 6/10/2010 by octotom]
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Maybe Jews in Nazi Germany did not believe it was right to intentionally kill and maim innocent civilians, unlike Palestinian militant groups.