Posts tagged Shof’tim

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)

Shof'tim

Deuteronomy 16:18 to 21:9 Moses addresses the Israelites before they enter the Promised Land. He presents a plan for the set-up of the government and some of its policies including ideas regarding ecology and its role in warfare. Moses realizes that, for success, the Israelites must have a strong government that serves all the people… […]

Shoftim – Torah In Haiku

Shoftim

Laws about warfare … Include some rules to tell us … Who should wait to serve — You’ve bought a new house … But are waiting to move in? … You should wait to serve — Planted a vineyard … Which has not been harvested? … You should wait to serve — You’ve gotten engaged […]

Shof’tim (Judges or Magistrates)

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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 […]

Shof’tim – Torah in Haiku

King David Statue

The “Royal Subjects” … For the kings of Israel … Are the laws of G-d — Write them, study them … Do not feel superior … Don’t gather riches — Deuteronomy 17:17-20 The king … shall not accumulate very much silver and gold. When [the king] is established on his royal throne, he must write […]

Shof’tim (Judges)

Deuteronomy 16:18 to 21:9 Moses continues to present the laws to the people. With only twenty verses in this week’s portion devoted to the subject of war. Moses shows how war can achieve its objectives while, at the same time, creating a more holy world. “You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in […]

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