Ensuring justice is the means to cast out idol worship and ensure God's presence resides among the people.
Why the Torah equates human life with the life of a tree.
War and peace — and the difficulties with both — are the subjects of Parashat Shoftim.
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Is there ever justice in the death penalty?
The Torah provides a model for separating religious, judicial, and governing bodies -- to keep power in check.
Judaism possesses the values on which an ecological morality may be grounded.
In the contemporary Jewish community, judging goes beyond adjudicating.
At a time when Jewish influence has increased, how do we approach unethical commandments?
Resisting the temptation to return, geographically or psychologically, to the site of our bondage.