Daily Archive: August 28, 2014

Aug 28 2014

Torah and War

Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Shoftim v’shotrim – judges and cops – are foundations of civil society. The Torah acknowledges the ongoing need for a legal system supported by enforcement mechanisms. This is not a messianic vision of a world at peace, a world in which individuals choose the good always. It is a realistic vision of …

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