Professor Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.
A pre-eminent authority on modern Jewish literature, a widely published scholar, editor, essayist and columnist, Professor Wisse is most recently the author of "The Modern Jewish Canon".
When the bullets start flying and the tanks are rolling, do the standards of peacetime apply? It takes great moral authority to tell soldiers what they can and can’t do as they fight for their lives. That’s why the Torah lays down uncompromising rules of engagement that regulate the harsh realities of armed conflict. Take a sober and thorough look at the Jewish laws and ethics of warfare.