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Parashat Shof'tim (August 4, 2013)
by Dr. Mark Weisstuch

THE PORTION OF Shof’tim begins with Moses commanding the people to appoint judges and magistrates to govern the people. Those who exercise justice must do so fairly, impartially and without taking bribes. These are the core precepts that the judge must follow in order to render a decision that is evenhanded and objective and not tainted with any hint of bias. Then Moses exhorts, “Justice, justice (tzedek) shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord is giving you.”

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