Tag Archives: Justice

Shabbat Shoftim 5772–Torah Study Group Recommences at Adat Shalom–When Does the End Justify the Means?

This week’s Parasha contains a very popular phrase, possibly the next most popular mantra of the Jewish people (after the Shmah Yisrael) , especially in our day. “Tzedek tzedek tirdof….” (Devarim 16:20). Some translate it as “Justice, justice shall you … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s “Shabbat Torah Study in the D” — Parshat Emor 5772–Ruth Bergman–Understanding Justice the Jewish Way

The God of the Jews is a cruel and vindictive God they say. The “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth”  lex talionus phrase appears  in this week’s Torah portion.  Cut off the hand of the thief. A life … Continue reading

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