Shoftim

Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

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In this Torah portion, Moses reviews the justice system for the Israelites. Moses talks about the limits future kings should have on their possessions. Moses explains that the priests and Levites should not be paid and should survive on donations from the people. Finally, Moses explains the laws of warfare.

 

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justice
Moses reviews the justice system.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Pursuing Justice For All
Rabbi Marc Israel, Hillel

 

The Death Penalty
Sam Shonkoff, AJWS

 

To Be Holy For God
Rabbi Jim Simon, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Separation of Powers
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

 

The Emergence of Environmentalism
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, Kolel

 

Engage All Texts
Daniel Septimus, AJWS

 

A Home of Our Own
Rabbi Phil Miller, socialaction.com

 

Wasteful Destruction
Rabbi Norman Lamm, Canfei Nesharim

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

 

Balance of Power
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, CLAL

 

Never Return to Egypt
Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz, JTS

 

We Are All Judges
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism

 

Wary of War
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

 

Justice & Communal Responsibility
Rabbi Yoni Sherizen, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Interpretive Independence
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Humanity in Wartime
Beth Kissileff, Women of Reform Judaism

 

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Parshat Shoftim Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

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To read the full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

In this Torah portion, Moses reviews the justice system for the Israelites. Moses talks about the limits future kings should have on their possessions. Moses explains that the priests and Levites should not be paid and should survive on donations from the people. Finally, Moses explains the laws of warfare.

 

Click here for a summary of Shoftim
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah for Shoftim

justice
Moses reviews the justice system.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Pursuing Justice For All
Rabbi Marc Israel, Hillel

 

The Death Penalty
Sam Shonkoff, AJWS

 

To Be Holy For God
Rabbi Jim Simon, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Separation of Powers
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

 

The Emergence of Environmentalism
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, Kolel

 

Engage All Texts
Daniel Septimus, AJWS

 

A Home of Our Own
Rabbi Phil Miller, socialaction.com

 

Wasteful Destruction
Rabbi Norman Lamm, Canfei Nesharim

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

 

Balance of Power
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, CLAL

 

Never Return to Egypt
Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz, JTS

 

We Are All Judges
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism

 

Wary of War
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

 

Justice & Communal Responsibility
Rabbi Yoni Sherizen, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Interpretive Independence
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Humanity in Wartime
Beth Kissileff, Women of Reform Judaism

 

Multimedia


 

Parshat Shoftim Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parshat Shoftim Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parshat Shoftim for Families
Torah Topics for Families

 





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