Posts tagged Justice

Ki Teitzei (When you go out)

Ki Teitzei

Deuteronomy 21:10 to 25:19 Torah is said to contain 613 mitzvot or commandments, 72 appear in this week’s text. A central theme emerges stating that an individual should rise above self-interest and care about the well-being of others in the community. The week the parsha contains the “nuts and bolts” of Jewish practice…. We read […]

Shof’tim – Torah In Haiku

Don’t judge unfairly … Don’t show partiality … Don’t take any bribes — Deuteronomy 16:18-19 You shall appoint judges and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that Adonai your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you […]

Shof’tim (Judges or Magistrates)

Shof'tim

Deuteronomy 16:18 to 21:9 Torah tells us that to obtain true justice we must pursue ‘Justice, Justice.” Talmud explains the double “justice” as (first) the law of Torah, and (second) compromise to create a law that fits the real world. “You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the […]

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