War

 

"If you are a man of the sword, you can't claim to be a man of the book; and if you are a man of the book, you will not be a man of the sword." ~~ Talmud, Avodah Zarah 17b

Filed under: Books, Talmud, Torah/Bible/Tanach, War

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"Because of war, old age creeps up on you. Of Joshua, after waging war with thirty-one kings, it is said: And Joshua became old and stricken in years." ~~ Tanchuma

Filed under: Golden Years, Tanchuma, War

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"In a war stay where you are, in famine shift your ground!" ~~ Sifre

Filed under: Sifre, War

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"Who is a hero? The man that turns an enemy into a friend." ~~ Avot Derabbi Nathan

Filed under: Avot, Peace, War, Wisdom

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"When God is with you, fear not foe!" ~~ Ladino Proverb

Filed under: Ladino Proverb, War, Wisdom

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"The nations wish to vex the Lord, but cannot. So what do they do? They vex Israel. " ~~ Exodus (Shmot) R.

Filed under: Exodus, Israel, War

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"Your enemy's enemy is your friend." ~~ Ladino Proverb

Filed under: Ladino Proverb, War, Wisdom

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"If a wolf comes to kill you, you are not bound to pat its back." ~~ Samuel Joseph Agnon

Filed under: Animals, Peace, Samuel Joseph Agnon, War

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"They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." ~~ Isaiah (Yesha'yahu) 2:4

Filed under: Isaiah, War

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"Nations...borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. " ~~ Abraham Flexner

Filed under: Abraham Flexner, Education, War

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