Parashat Ki Tetzei, and Humanity vs. Law

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Parashat Ki Tetzei (l'milchama...) /When you go out to war... (war against whom, or against what?  Against inhumanity, perhaps?)

    This week we read about the requirement, from which the RAMBAM draws his famous order, not to return a fugitive slave.  Ironic, for a country claiming to be founded in principles based on the Bible, to pass a law ordering the contrary, no?  This parashah, as well as the inhumane law which it prohibits, figures prominently in Black Historyfugitive-slave_kidnap_post_1851_boston  which, of course,  is also American history.

  The_Fugitive_Slave_Law....Hamlet_in_Chains

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