Good points, and good to hear from someone who knows something about the faith. I've always felt, though, that arranging for the murder of your daughter-in-law means you could easily discard any other qualms you might have.
I know what you mean about blaring inconsistancies ruining the enjoyment of the show. I must admit to not knowing even what type of judiasm they seem to be practicing. I know there are several different branches. Being ignorant of it myself I must admit to loving this episode. It is one of my all time faves.