Guarding Our Gates | Weekly Inspiration 2022 | Shoftim
September 6, 2022
To follow along with this study, visit: https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/427262.7?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en Shoftim (שֹׁפְטִים—Hebrew for “”judges,”” the first word in the parashah) is the 48th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fifth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9. The parashah provides a constitution—a basic societal structure—for the Israelites. The parashah sets out rules for judges, kings, Levites, prophets, cities of refuge, witnesses, war, and unsolved murders. This parashah has 5590 letters, 1523 words, 97 verses, and 192 lines in a sefer Torah.