"Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord your
G-d is giving you."
These words resonate deeply for Shabbat Mom since she is the daughter, sister, and sister-in-law of lawyers (and dreams that one day she could be known as the mother of RBG 2.0).
The mobile legal system originally suggested in the desert by Yitro, the father-in-law of Moses, will soon take root in the Promised Land. Shof'tim is Moses' last chance to ensure that the new structured civil society be guided by those who are committed to morality and equality.
"You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes...".
If a man or woman is accused of worshipping "other gods and bowing down to them" they may be put to death--but only "on the testimony of two or more witnesses; (the person) must not be put to death on the testimony of a single witness". In fact, a...