In a recent book, Edith Brotman seeks to combine yoga with musar, a Jewish pietistic movement founded in 19th-century Russia that focused on rigorous introspection. . .
Traditional Jewish law forbids revenge, praises forgiveness, and encourages self-defense. So where exactly does it stand on the oft-cited New Testament commandment? Gil Student writes:
In Belgium, children experiencing “unbearable suffering” are allowed to authorize their own deaths. Can the U.S. withstand the slippery slope?