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Parashat Shoftim

פרשת שפטים

ספר דברים


Moshe recalls very varied teachings: judges should be appointed for a fair trial of the people and false testimony will be punished with the punishment initially foreseen for the criminal. Moses says that the people, arriving in the Promised Land, will want a king; he must, then, be restrained in his possessions, write the text of the Torah and read it throughout his life, thus remaining fearful of God, on an equal footing with his brothers. The Levites as a divine portion, the creation of cities of refuge, the question of prophets and prophecy and the treatment of spoils of war are also described in this portion.

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