Shoftim – Foundation of the World

What is the idea behind a father being forbidden from serving as a judge in his son’s court case, and vice versa? What is the role of the Kohen as judge? Why is the concept of proper judgment a foundational precept for the entire world’s existence? What happens to the social structure when courts do not fulfill their proper role? What is the importance of hierarchy in human interaction and in society as a whole?

Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

Running time: 23:38

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