Shoftim By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Shoftim (שופטים) Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 Haftarah:  Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Shoftim: The Constable’s Tale, 622 BCE “You shall appoint judges and constables in all of the gates [of your settlements, in the Land] which the LORD your GOD is giving you, and they shall judge the people according to righteous judgment.” –Deut. 16:18 My […]

Parsha Shoftim by David Hartley Mark

A man was starving in Capri; He moved his eyes and looked at me; I felt his gaze, I heard his moan, And knew his hunger as my own. –Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), “Renascence” This parsha/Torah reading deals with appointing judges and magistrates in every Israelite city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deut. 16:20), […]

Parsha Shoftim by David Hartley Mark

A man was starving in Capri; He moved his eyes and looked at me; I felt his gaze, I heard his moan, And knew his hunger as my own. –Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), “Renascence” This parsha/Torah reading deals with appointing judges and magistrates in every Israelite city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deut. 16:20), […]