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The legal system cannot verify whether a person has performed all of his tasks properly − only God himself can “bring every work into the judgment.”
In addition to setting out the regulations pertaining to the functioning of the judicial system, this week’s Torah reading contains a directive concerning the following situation: “If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment” (Deuteronomy 17:8). In such circumstances, it is written, a person must turn to the “judge that shall be in those days” (Deut....
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