Tag Archives: Shof’tim

Shoftim: Righteous justice

You may be familiar with the line from this week’s parasha, Shoftim, “Justice justice shall you pursue…tzedek tzedek tirdof”   It is one of the more famous statements about justice that the Torah has given the world,  like the one that’s … Continue reading

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Shofetim: Faith and Law

“When he [the King]  is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Teaching written for him on a scroll….let it remain with him and let him read in it all his life, so that he … Continue reading

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Shoftim: the honor of judges

I love this parasha.  I know I know, I say that all the time.  But this one is particularly close to my heart.  It is Shoftim, Judges.  My father was a judge.  And my father’s best friend was a judge. … Continue reading

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Shoftim: Rulership isn’t an extreme sport

You know me. I’m a political person. (Gasp) No surprise, but I haven’t always put politics into the blog here.  Today, in honor of parashat Shoftim, I make a change.  Politics. Kings/Rulers/Presidents and Ruler-wannabees…..and the idea of Kings in Israel. … Continue reading

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Shoftim: Cooling pursuit of Justice

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s gonna be a bumpy post.  This week’s parasha, Shoftim, starts out with a fairly familiar phrase, “Justice, justice you shall pursue”, but that’s not the end of it.  It continues, “that you shall thrive and … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shof’tim

“I wash my hands of this” This is a phrase we often use when we are putting distance between ourselves and something we want no part of.  This week’s parasha, Shofetim, may just contain the origin of the phrase.  It’s … Continue reading

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