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See the first section of Rav Zevin's לאור ההלכה which consists of articles about the halachot of war. See also ערכים במבחן מלחמה: מוסר ומלחמה בראי היהדות, which is about Jewish war ethics. There has been an ongoing debate on the subject of civilian casualties in war from a halachic perspective: in addition to some of the articles cited by @loewian, see also ...


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Rabbi J. David Bleich has articles on the topic in his series Contemporary Halachic Problems (e.g. volumes 3 [Preemptive War In Jewish Law, pp. 251-292.] and 4). Also, Rav Nachum Rabinovitch has a popular halacha work for Israeli soldiers called "Melumdei Milchama". See also: Michael J. Broyde Fighting the War and the Peace: Battlefield Ethics, Peace ...


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Yes, It is a general principle in a milchemes-mitzva, a holy war, that one should wipe out the males, since it is presumed that they will grow up and take vengeance for the genocide of their parents. See the tract Toras Hamelech by Rabbi Ginsburg. As for the non-virginal women, it is not clear why they had to be killed. Perhaps it was unclear whether they ...



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