Shoftim

Shoftim 5772 – Pursue Justice

August 24, 2012
Shoftim 5772 – Pursue Justice

 צֶדֶק צֶדֶק תִּרְדֹּף לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה וְיָרַשְׁתָּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ  Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may live, and inherit the land which the Lord your God gives you.   The Hertz commentary on the Torah, written in 1936, praises this verse as one of the highest ideals found in...
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Shoftim 5766 — Exemptions from fighting

August 25, 2006
Shoftim 5766 — Exemptions from fighting

  צֶדֶק צֶדֶק תִּרְדּף לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה וְיָרַשְׁתָּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-יְי אֱ-להֶיךָ נתֵן לָךְ Justice, only justice shall you pursue, that you may live, and inherit the land which the Lord your God gives you.   …Deuternomy 16:20 Justice is what God wants from us more than anything.  This week’s Torah reading, Shoftim, commands us to pursue...
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Shoftim 5765 — A bribe blinds the eyes of the wise

September 6, 2005

Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which the Lord your God gives you, throughout your tribes; and they shall judge the people with just judgment. You shall not pervert judgment; you shall not respect persons, nor take a bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts...
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