Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Why are the wars of the house of David considered sanctified? Why are the wars of Joshua obligatory? What was the difference between these two sets of wars?
2. How does R. Judah understand the difference between a permitted/optional war and an obligatory war? What do you think of this difference?
3. Are there ever situations in which war is permitted? What about encouraged? Is there a such thing as a sanctified war today?