Tag Archives: judicial system

Shoftim (Deut. 16:18 – 21:9)

A community needs a legal system with an agreed-upon framework of courts, judges, magistrates, laws, and a means of changing laws.  Is justice a necessary consequence of obeying the law?  Of course not. Recognition that obedience leads to injustice is … Continue reading

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Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

This week, in Parashat Yitro: The Ten Commandments. But first, we pause for a brief family interlude.  Jethro, aka Yitro, aka Reuel, the father-in-law of Moses, meets him in the wilderness, bringing him his wife Zipporah and sons Gershom and … Continue reading

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Shoftim (Deut. 16:18 – 21:9)

No matter what your encouraging teachers told you, there are indeed stupid questions.  Examples from Yahoo Answers, compiled by BuzzFeed: “I know it’s bad to look at the sun, but what if I took a picture of it with my … Continue reading

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Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

Wow – three weeks in a row of blockbuster Torah portions!  First the Exodus, then the splitting of the sea, and now Revelation, aka the giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai! But first, we say hello and good-bye to … Continue reading

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