Rabbi Greenstein, as one of the 5 featured authors in the weekly drash a few month back, wrote about God’s seemingly irrational instruction to Moses to destroy the Midianites. Rabbi Greenstein writes that “the fact that there needs to be an explicit command to take vengeance upon the Midianites is a reflection of how exceptional it is. It is an acknowledgement that revenge is not usually a correct response to wrongdoing.”

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