An Eye for an Eye

“It is of the utmost urgency for us to learn how to mete out justice with love.”

In this March 10, 1963 sermon, Rabbi Olan addressed the question of responding appropriately to evil. What do justice, love, and faith demand of us? Tune in to hear Rabbi Olan discuss revenge and proportionailty, violence and non-violence, the nature of justice, and the nature of God.

“There is one thing with which the Biblical tradition never compromised – the faith that the kingdom of God will be achieved in this world by men who will learn to do good and not evil.”

(Rabbi Olan quotes Genesis 4:14, Deuteronomy 19:21 and 13:5, Isaiah 2, Matthew 5:38-39, Leo Tolstoy, and Marcion of Sinope.)