A call for peace:PARASHAT SHOFTIM

How to rule? The Torah has a few ideas.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
August 23, 2017 21:16
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 The parasha we read this week, Shoftim, deals mostly with issues of rulership: appointing judges, anointing kings, and other halachot (Jewish laws) pertaining to kingship, division of estates, and going to war.

One of the laws of war is the following: “When you approach a city to wage war against it, you shall propose peace to it” (Deuteronomy 20:10).

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