“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Shoftim 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel –  “You shall appoint judges… will not pervert justice…. Justice, justice shall you pursue… You shall not plant for yourselves an Asheira near the altar of the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 16:18–21) The juxtaposition of these verses – the demand for honorable and righteous …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Shoftim 5778

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Rabbi David Stav Parshat Shoftim delves into the need to establish a judicial system in every town and village, for every tribe. The Torah adamantly requires us to maintain an incorruptible judicial system, forbids taking bribes, and so on. Our sages emphasize the severity of taking bribes, and describe how judges kept …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5778

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Judges and Executors of Justice shall you establish for yourselves in all of your gates…. Justice, justice shall you pursue in order that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord your God is giving to you.” (Deuteronomy 16:18–20) In this opening passage …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Dedicated in loving memory of Wendy Hartz by her husband, Michael Hartz, and family on the occasion of her second yahrzeit Efrat, Israel — “When a matter shall arise for you too wondrous for judgment, whether it be capital, civil, or ritual, you shall go up to the …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Shoftim 5777

Parshat Shoftim(Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Rabbi David Stav  True to its name, our Torah portion, Shoftim, elaborates on the different court systems and government agencies the nation would need to establish once it enters the Land of Israel, as echoed in the verse: “You shall set up judges and law enforcement officials for yourself in all your cities…” …

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אור תורה: שופטים תשע”ו

  ציון במשפט תפדה”- הנוסחה לחברה מתוקנת” ענבר גבאי-זדה הסנהדרין יושבים בסמוך למקום המקדש ומזכירים לשופטים את אחריותם למרדף הצדק. ענבר גבאי-זדה על הנוסחה החברתית שחושף משה רבינו בנאומו הגדול מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ה אלול תשע”ו, 08/09/2016 במסע הארוך והמפרך מארץ הנילוס אל מפתן ארץ הקודש, בני ישראל צמאי חרות. אך הם טרם …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Shoftim 5776

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Shoftim deals mainly with the structure of government in the kingdom that would be established in Israel in the future. It begins by outlining a tribal judicial system for each city in the kingdom, which is subordinated to a larger central judicial system to which the entire nation is …

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