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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 CEO of Aleph Beta, dedicated to creating intellectually rigorous and emotionally engaging Torah content. He is also the host of Aleph Beta Quarantined, a new podcast about Jewish Life in Quarantine. Previously, Immanuel served as a singer and Director of the world-famous Maccabeats,