Question: I recently attended a lecture where the speaker discussed great Jewish women in history. He specifically singled out the biblical heroine Rahab who, he said, married the great leader and prophet Joshua. I had previously heard that Rahab was a woman of ill repute, a harlot, who surely was not suitable for a righteous person like Joshua. Also, when Rahab is mentioned (Joshua ch. 2), there is no indication that she married Joshua. How do we know it?
“When 13-year-old kids wake up in the morning and decide to take a pair of scissors and kill people, we have no way of convincing them they shouldn't do that [and] it's up to their own system to do that. "