Trayvon Martin and Divine Justice

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The week after the Travon Martin case was decided, we Jews found ourselves reading the early parts of Deuteronomy: “Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live.” The manslaughterer was to remain in such a city for several years, until the death of the high priest. If he stepped outside the city, the relatives of the dead could take their vengeance… . Continue Reading »