Delray Orthodox Synagogue
DELRAY ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE
"A Jewel of a Shul"
7319 W. ATLANTIC AVENUE
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA 33446
RABBI MENACHEM JAROSLAWICZ
HARRY LAZARUS, PRESIDENT
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This week's Parsha, Parshas Shoftim begins with a very practical commandment, " Shoftim V'Shotrim Teetain Lecha B'Chol Shi'Oreacha". "Judges and officers shall you appoint, to you, in all of your cities".
Many commentaries ask that it seems as if the word "Lecha, (to you)" is superfluous.
Says the Sfas Emes. The word Shoftim, judges, refers to rules which are common sense. A judge sorts out the balance of the case being presented to him, and looks at it with unprejudiced eyes. He can then rule based on the proper law involved. "Shotrim" on the other hand, are officers that are needed to enforce the law even when that law goes against the individuals common sense.
Shoftim is logic. Before a person does a deed he must weigh on his internal 'brain scale' if this deed should be done or not.
Shotrim is the necessity to deal with the Torah laws that go beyond ones logic, even if you do not agree with them. Just as an officer forces the litigant to abide by the rules even though he thinks that he is right, so too a person must police himself to do the correct Torah law, even though he may not agree with it.
Such is the means by which to serve Hashem.
1. Judge. To determine and to weigh in your mind the correct choice of what to do and what not to do.
2. Police. To fulfill the kings commands even without reason.
This method of service.. "Teetain Lecha", you should apply "To You" in your daily Avodah.
Although at the moment we have what appears to be a cease fire situation in Israel, we can not wain in our prayers or in the good deeds that we do in the merit of the soldiers and the country.
It is very easy to become complacent and to say that we can stop saying Tehillim for a while, "Things seem to be going well in Israel right now". Not so!! Even if we do not understand the reason for continued prayers for the soldiers, the people and the land, our Rabbis have told us to continue our support, to continue making the extra efforts to come to Shul, to learn Torah, to give Tzedakah, and to do Chesed with one another in order to accumulate merit to be applied to the safety of our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel.
Shoftim, V'Shotrim. Whether we agree with it or not, we must band together as Am Echad, as one nation, until we are worthy of seeing universal peace and the coming of the Moshiach in our time.
Have a Great Shabbos.
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