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The mitzvah of redeeming Jewish captives

When it comes to making deals to return captive Israeli soldiers, dead or alive, successive Israeli prime ministers have ignored Israel’s national interest and their own pronouncements to do all they could to bring Israel’s missing boys home, writes Eitan Haber, a former aide to Yitzhak Rabin, in Ynet. This is not necessarily a bad thing, Haber says; it’s a Jewish virtue.