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 If the entire book of Deuteronomy is supposed to be Moshe’s rousing speech before the nation enters Israel, how can we understand the mundane text of Parshat Shoftim? Instead of inspiration, we hear law after law of seemingly trivial matters – witnesses, legalities, land boundaries. What is this long list of laws doing in the middle of this book, that is supposedly Moshe’s inspirational speech?


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Immanuel Shalev is the Chief Operating Officer at Aleph Beta. He works closely with Rabbi David Fohrman and a team of video editors and web developers on creating video presentations for the meaningful study of Jewish text. Immanuel previously served as a singer and Director of the Maccabeats and wrote and produced the viral video "Candlelight." He is passionate about bringing meaning to Jewish education through the medium of video and technology. A graduate of Fordham Law school, Yeshiva University and Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh.