Day 7: Shabbat Edition

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שֹׁפְטִ֣ים וְשֹֽׁטְרִ֗ים תִּֽתֶּן־לְךָ֙ בְּכׇל־שְׁעָרֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יְהֹוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לְךָ֖ לִשְׁבָטֶ֑יךָ וְשָׁפְט֥וּ אֶת־הָעָ֖ם מִשְׁפַּט־צֶֽדֶק׃

דברים ט׳׳ז:י׳׳ח

You shall appoint judges and officials for yourself in all your gates. In all the settlements that Hashem your God is giving you, for your tribes, and they shall govern the people with due justice.

A psalm of Asaph. God stands in the divine assembly; among the divine beings He pronounces judgment.

– Psalms 82

God has entrusted the administration of justice on earth to human judges. If these judges fail to judge fairly, they in turn are subjected to God’s judgment as we see from Psalm 82.

– Akeidat Yitzchak 43:1:14

Daily Quotes

“The highest principles for our aspirations and judgements are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.”
-Albert Einstein
“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien

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