I met a friend recently and he told me he was reading through his Jewish Publication Society Bible presented to him by his Hebrew School at his Bar Mitzvah.
He had two specific questions at the tip of his tongue:
Wasn’t the conquering of Eretz Yisroel and the wiping out of the inhabitants genocide?
Wasn’t the death penaltly meted out to Nadav and Avihu for their improper service excessively harsh?
How would you suggest handling these questions?