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Matos-Maasei: Revenge Reimagined

Vengeance is timeless and intrinsically human, threading its way through classical literature, theater, science, and history. The desire for revenge in the face of injustice is as natural to mankind as the urge to hunt and gather and goes back just as far. Biblically, we see revenge in action when Kayin, dismayed at Hashem’s acceptance of his brother’s offering and rejection of his own, kills his brother Hevel in retaliation.

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