Parashat Shoftim (Judges)

This week’s Scripture reading is called “Judges” because it opens with the requirements that God made for Israel to appoint Judges over them: You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges)

D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18–21:9 As I was reading our Scripture portion for this week, I was amazed at how full it is with many references pointing to the Messiah such as: You shall not sacrifice to … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 One of my favorite verses is found in the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes). There one reads, “…for not to the swift is the race, and not … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Torah portion, some of the laws concerning the kings of Israel are discussed. Although the king is told several things not to do, … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:8-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:8-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 This article will be short and to the point. It is a violation for a follower of Messiah Yeshua to engage in any way in astrology; … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Torah portion there are many instructions about leadership. In fact, in chapter 17 there is a discussion about establishing a king for the … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Torah portion we encounter the familiar verse, “Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue…” (Deuteronomy 16:20) We read elsewhere that we are to execute justice … Read More