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These are the signs by which we recognize men on whom the spirit of Wisdom rests.
These are the signs by which we recognize men on whom the spirit of Wisdom rests.
The judges who spoke at the course went to great pains to impress upon us that they saw themselves as disinterested umpires. In contrast, the primary role of a dayan is to determine the truth...
Question: I am interested to understand why women cannot judge disputes in Torah law. How is the case of Devorah, the judge, handled? Is wisdom limited to the male population? Is it understood that females have no ability to distinguish between two points...
The Torah cautions us that the danger of bribery is not merely a possibility, nor even a probability. It is an automatic effect. We are all judges, all of the time . . .
There will be no police during the Messianic Era. What then will motivate people to that which is right?
Why did Rashi deem it necessary to define the terms "judges" and "police officers"?
Ethics 1:18
Reaching under her cloak, she pulled out a beautiful golden lamp and placed it in front of the judge. “I want you to summon my brother to your court. I know I can rely on you that justice will be done.”
Do you think I am naïve for believing that secular jurists will issue a legal decision on a purely religious matter? Think again. This past Thursday, the California Supreme Court did just that...
Generally speaking, we are obligated to settle our differences in a beth din, Jewish rabbinical court. If, and only if, the other party refuses to go, or if there is immediate and ongoing, irreparable financial loss or harm, may the plaintiff circumvent t...
Can a bribed judge be impartial? How about if the “bribe” was given on the condition that the judge issues a fair verdict—no matter whom it will favor?
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