d’var Torah

What the Torah Teaches about the Use (and Abuse) of Political Power

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Max Chaiken

“Justice, justice shall you pursue…” (Deut. 16:20) We find this famous biblical aspiration at the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Shof’tim, which continues Moses’ elaboration of the extensive set of laws that the Israelites are to follow, if they are to create a holy and just society.