In the Talmud: War, Peace and Resistance30:14

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On this week's show, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel delivered the second of his annual three lectures on "The Fascination with Jewish Tales." The topic of this year's second lecture was "In the Talmud: War and Peace and Resistance to the Enemy."

Wiesel emphasized the importance of peace in the Jewish tradition and the necessity for resisting the enemy for the sake of preserving the Jewish heritage and religion. Wiesel also discussed the life and oppression of the Jewish population under the control of the Roman Empire. He also briefly mentioned the current conflicts in the Middle East to clarify the true definition of a martyr.

This program aired on November 9, 2003.

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