Tagged: Shoftim

Shoftim – Extremely Moderate

A verse appears in this week’s Torah reading of Shoftim, which aptly describes Jewish tradition and religious authority as it has been transmitted through mainstream Jewish life for millennia. Most Jews who have remained...

Shoftim – Does Intent Matter?

A unique Mitzvah is relayed in Parshat Shoftim, the Mitzvah to appoint a king. Judaism is, in a sense, a theocracy, but while the Torah makes certain demands on our private and public life...