Rav Kook on Parshat Shoftim

While the Torah commands every Jew to write a Torah scroll, there is one individual who is obligated to write an additional Torah scroll. Surprisingly, it is neither the high priest, nor the head of Sanhedrin. It is the king who is commanded to write a second Torah scroll during his reign and keep it with him at all times.What is the significance of these two Torah scrolls, that of the individual and that of the king?:


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2 Responses to Rav Kook on Parshat Shoftim

  1. Shoftim

    Crime and Punishment
    Twenty Three Judges
    Unanimous Verdict


  2. For man is a tree of the field(Deuteronomy 20:19)

    The tree’s primary components are: the roots, which anchor it to the ground and supply it with water and other nutrients; the trunk, branches and leaves which comprise its body; and the fruit which contain the seeds by which the tree reproduces itself. The spiritual life of man also includes roots, a body, and fruit:


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