Shoftim

Burnin’ cows!

The start of perek 21 (1-9) is devoted to an ostensibly odd topic, known as the eglah arufah. Briefly, if a corpse is found between two cities and the murderer is unknown, then there is an entire ceremony involving offering a cow in the valley between the cities, with a…

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Robbin reliance

In our parsha we are commanded (18:13) ‘be complete (tamim) with HaShem, your God.’ What does this mean and involve? Rashi writes that we are not to go looking into what the future will hold - just accept everything with full trust and faith in HaShem; He takes care of…

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Don't be so naive!!!

The posuk states "Tamim Tihiyeh Im Hashem Elokecha"(Devarim 18:13)
There is a famous story told about The Chofetz Chaim
A few boys from the Yeshiva came to complain to the Chofetz Chaim. They had given someone money in a business venture and the man cheated them and stole all their…

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Righteousness Righteousness you shall pursue!!

The pasuk in Parshas shoftim states: "Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue so that you will live and take possession of the land that Hashem, your G-d, gives you." Why does it need to say righteousness twice?? We see often in the torah that words are used to emphasise a point…

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