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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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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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Shoftim (Deut. 16:18 – 21:9)

We spend a lot of emotional energy deciding what’s fair, complaining about unfairness, and listening to others’ complaints about perceived unfairness, especially if you are a parent or teacher.  We usually do not bother to define fairness, believing it to … Continue reading

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