Between the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the trial of Saddam Hussein, the subject of war and peace has been all too relevant recently. Now is the time to ponder the perspectives of the Jewish tradition regarding this topic. Swords and Plowshares, by Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, offers comprehensive analysis of Jewish texts?ˆ”biblical, rabbinic, and medieval?ˆ”that deal with the subject of war and peace. Each text is presented in Hebrew and in English, followed by study questions and commentary. Through such guided study, the reader will appreciate the nuances in the Jewish tradition regarding both times of war and times of peace. Examples from modern history are also provided to illuminate the textual subjects.