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Does everyone have a right to life?

March 19th, 2015 Posted by Ask the Rabbi No Comment yet

Question:

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Lapin,
 
The Ten Commandments teach us that everyone has a right to exist because they were created by God. But what about the people in ISIS?
 
Do people have a right to exist when their only purpose is to make sure we cannot exist? 

∼ Pamela Peltonen

Answer:

Dear Pamela,

It sounds to us like you have listened to our audio CD, The Ten Commandments, which explains that these aren’t actually commandments, but rather five life principles with two examples of each principle. The general principle is on the right side of the two tablets and the application of the principle lies on the left side of the two tablets.

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