“Righteousness, righteousness, you shall pursue… “ Only by righteousness and justice can the nation of Israel guarantee its staying power in the land of Israel. Not by negotiating with the enemy, or releasing murderers, or subcontracting her security, or by subordinating her own needs to the demands of her “friends” and “allies.” Righteousness, by way of righteous judges who sit in judgment in the place that G-d will choose – the Holy Temple on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem.
Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)
Parashat Shoftim is read on Shabbat:
Elul 4, 5773/August 10, 2013