A real estate professional in the New York City area, Shalom Lamm has carried out a large number of residential rehabilitation projects. When not at work, Shalom Lamm remains very involved with his Jewish community and is part of his local Chevra Kadisha, which means “sacred society.” The Chevra Kadisha is responsible for the proper burial of deceased bodies in the Jewish community.
Members of the Chevra Kadisha perform a ritual cleaning of bodies following death and keep them pure until the time for burial comes. The purification process is known as Tahara. The charge of members of the society is to treat the corpse with honor, gentleness, and reverence while recognizing the gravity of the situation. The society takes its role very seriously and will often ask for forgiveness from the deceased individual in the case that any task was not done properly.
According to traditional, members of the Chevra Kadisha fast on the seventh day of the Jewish month of Adar each year, which is the anniversary of the death of Moses. This fasting atones for any disrespect that might have been shown to the dead in the former years and is broken by a large feast.
Shalom Lamm is a New York real estate developer and long-time lecturer on military history and warfare ethics. A published author, Shalom Lamm also penned an article on warfare ethics for the Journal of International Studies.
The just war theory has been a controversial justification for warfare over the centuries, but in recent times there has been a push to include additional standards for its application.
The just war theory suggests that war isn’t always the worst option in a given set of circumstances. As such, it can be considered justified and indeed its effects managed through proper conduct. The two guiding criteria for a war to be considered just are traditionally the “right to go to war” which includes right intention and just cause, and the “right conduct in war” which includes things like a proportional response, necessity, etc.
However, it has become clear to some ethicists that an additional, consequentialist criterion should be included. That of justice after a conflict which would take into account the effects of a war once it has been concluded. This extra consideration would certainly alter the justice arithmetic in many conflicts and add a layer of complexity to an already byzantine subject.
A former managing member at Lion and Lamm Development, Shalom Lamm is an experienced real estate developer based in New York, New York. With multiple successes in the areas of real estate acquisition, development, and financing, Shalom Lamm also has served as chairman of the board for Camp Morasha, a not-for-profit summer program.
A co-ed outdoor summer camp for Jewish youth, Camp Morasha’s core mission is providing an enriching learning environment that combines formal and informal Jewish education. With a commitment to Torah principles and an emphasis on engaging with nature, Camp Morasha aims to nurture children’s commitment to the Jewish tradition while also developing their athletic and artistic abilities.
During the camp experience, campers, counselors, and staff create a community that eats, plays, prays, and learns together. Focused on cultivating a safe and nurturing environment, the staff at Camp Morasha help campers learn about and practice respectful behavior and speech to promote their character development and help them become good citizens.
Holding a master’s degree in military studies from the American Military University, Shalom Lamm is a real estate developer based in West Hempstead, New York. Shalom Lamm takes a keen interest in the U.S. Civil War and has recorded presentations on Jews and the Civil War as an on-air historian.
The U.S. Civil War is as an event that shaped the modern landscape of the United States. Fought between the Northern states (Union states) and the Southern states (Confederacy) between 1861 to 1865, the war resulted in the death of 620,000 American soldiers. The Civil War affected almost every resident of the country in one way or the other. Approximately 10,000 Jewish men participated in the war, and Jewish women did their part by taking care of their households, providing for their families, collecting aid, and working as a community activist.
The Jewish women formed the Ladies Hebrew Relief Association for the Sick and Wounded Soldiers for the Union forces. They not only helped collect funds, but also helped with packing and dispatching first-aid boxes comprising of bandages and medicine.