Parsha “Shoftim” (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) begins with the word which means “judges,” and proceeds to describe a set of instruction having to do with the “rule of law,” and ‘justice,’ and concepts of what an honest, trustworthy judiciary looks like that is so foreign to us today it’s no WONDER the Whore Church is happy that the “law has been done away with.” The trouble is, when we read this parsha honestly, we can’t help but realize why judgment SHOULD be close at hand.
The key verse in the first chapter is “Justice, JUSTICE, you shall pursue…” and what should strike us about that admonition is that we live in a world which does NOT! And the rest of it makes it clear why.
The Erev Shabbat reading and commentary of the entire parsha tells us why it matters.
Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa begins the Sabbath midrash with an admission: reading this, and understanding what we were SUPPOSED to have – and to do – and comparing that with “justice you shall pervert,” instead, as a satanic replacement for His Word, is infuriating.
It’s been a long time coming, too.
To understand the root of that problem, we have to ask a question that is no longer even permitted:
What IS ‘justice’? And Who decides, anyway?
And that is a big part of why we lost it.
“Shoftim: Can we ‘judge’? What does that MEAN?”
The combined two-part teaching is here, via Hebrew Nation Radio.