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Torah Talk for Parashat Shoftim

August 23, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe reviews for Bnei Yisrael (the Children of Israel) the Torah’s system of justice, the rules of kingship, the nation’s relationship to idolatrous peoples, and the rules for doing battle.

One oft-quoted passage on social justice appears in this parasha (16:18-20), which uses words derived from the root “tzedek” three times in as many verses. Read more >