“What Would You Do?”

Thoughts from Rabbi Amy Weiss.

What would you do if a stalker had been threatening you and your family, you had a restraining order and in the middle of the night you heard a rustling outside the window.

Could we for a moment suspend the knowledge that we are in Texas and it is legal for someone to pull out a gun?  I can’t go there–so let’s say you grab a baseball bat as you hear the noise coming closer, down the hall where your family is sleeping.

When you come around the corner with the bat, confronting the person who has invaded your home, do you only hit him a couple of times because you aren’t exactly sure if he needed to use the phone, was going to just scare you or maim you and your family?