Now again, someone who murdered his partner has stood trial. And he got away with a plea bargain deal of 19 years in jail. That means 12.3 years after reduction for good behavior for ending his girlfriend’s life because that was the easiest for him.
Such a verdict my mother would call a ‘charpene shante‘ (Yiddish: a grave scandal).
No, the life of a woman is not worth less than that of a man. Besides, to murder your spouse should count as aggravated because home should be the safest place, especially for a woman.
Murder is the worst theft, and irrevocable. Death the greatest downer in the world. Deliberately killing someone should be unheard of.
Murder of a Jew is murder on all Jews and strengthens anti-Semitism. Murder of a wife is murder on all women, greatly strengthens Sexism
A life sentence for obvious murder should be mandatory. And if in Israel that means 25 years in jail, for murdering a partner it should be double.
They actually deserve to be killed by the State (‘a life for a life’) but since we know that killing criminals doesn’t help anyone, and sends the wrong message about the sanctity of life, let them rot in jail.
(Prevention is obviously the better thing.)
Sanctity of life is the bedrock of Judaism. Judaism laid the basis for feminism, taking the value, needs and opinion of women seriously. A Jewish state must send wife-murderers to jail for 50 years. And not 19.
We’ve seen that the public prosecutor in Israel is very susceptible to public opinion. We must erupt in a loud and sustained scream that this lack of justice is unacceptable and demand a new trial and verdict.
Female Lives Matter.